"Coach Legg came into camp this year and said, 'Look guys, we're trying to run 20 or 30 more plays than we did last year every game. Get on your horses, because we're going to start moving,' " Bruhin said.
The Herd can see the benefits of that rapid pace already. Quarterback Rakeem Cato mentioned Kevin Grooms' 20-yard reception that started as a 5-yard out pattern.
"They were still getting the play from the sidelines and weren't paying attention," Cato said.
"I was just trying to get the ball in the hands of one of
the fast guys. I found Kevin Grooms and he made it possible."
Holliday estimates that, with an extra 30 plays per game, if they average at least four yards, that's an extra 100-plus yards of offense. That should translate into at least another score or two each game. What he knows is it reduces the chances of idle skill players and hurt feelings.
"When you have a lot of skill kids that are talented young guys, when they don't touch the ball, you have issues," he said. "That's normal. You want players who want the ball in their hands. If you snap it 65 times and some of those kids don't get to play, it creates issues.
"Whereas now, these kids are having fun, they know they're going to play," he continued. "They're all excited and can all make plays."
Contact sportswriter Derek Redd at derek.r...@dailymail.com or 304-348-1712. His blog is at blogs.dailymail.com/marshall.