Michael Cummings on benefits and challenges of Air Raid offense

Kansas senior quarterback Michael Cummings discusses the benefits of playing in Rob Likens' Air Raid offense and some of the challenges that have come up this spring as the Jayhawks learn it.


Jacob Zutterman 7 years, 5 months ago

I'm all for spreading the ball out to our best play makers, but am I the only one who isn't in favor of this Air Raid offense? To me, our strength is at the RB position.

Aaron Paisley 7 years, 5 months ago

How did Baylor (a team that was viewed in the light as KU) become successful? The air raid allows teams with less talent to be competitive.

The power running style is what Charlie was building towards and it takes a lot more time to get good with that philosophy when you have the talent deficit that KU has.

Dale Rogers 7 years, 5 months ago

Nobody says the Air Raid offense will cause instant success at KU. It will take time to develop. But for long term success I think this new offense is the way to go. For one thing, more and more recruits seem to want the faster offense, meaning they do not want to go to a school where they'll feel they are playing for a dinosaur. This appears to be an evolution for the better. KU is not exactly on the cutting edge of this, they're just trying to keep from being left behind.

Jim Stauffer 7 years, 5 months ago

Beaty has never said the Air Raid Offense neglects running the ball. It is up tempo and it offers the ability to use your best assets whatever they may be. If we are passing more than 60/40 ratio with the running game, we will fail.

When you watch any of the Air Raid offenses (Baylor, WVU, TTU OSU) you see them run the ball a good bit.

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