Creator of Pistol Offense Joins Chiefs

Andy Reid’s coaching staff has now reached 25 with the hiring of former University of Nevada head coach Chris Ault.

The Reno Gazette-Journal reported that Ault would join the Chiefs as a consultant. His expertise is offense and he did that well enough in three tours as head coach at Nevada to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2002.

He’s changed the direction of offense on the college level with the pistol offense that he introduced at Nevada in 2005. The pistol is a combination of the shotgun and the single back offense. The scheme works best with a mobile quarterback, much along the lines of San Francisco 49ers starter Colin Kaepernick. He was Ault’s starting quarterback and helped lead Nevada to great success on the field and the win loss column. In te 2010 season, the Wolf Pack offense shattered a number of school, conference and NCAA records; the most notable was Kaepernick and RB Vai Taua became the most prolific rushing tandem in the history of college football in both most points (234) and most yards gained (2,816). Ault is the only coach in NFL history that had an offense that led the nation in passing offense (1995) and rushing offense (2009).

Ault was head coach at Nevada in 1976-92, then 1994-95 and then 2005-12. His record was 233-109-1. He resigned as head coach and athletic director in December.

3 Responses to “Creator of Pistol Offense Joins Chiefs”

  • May 13, 2013  - Tenand6 says:

    Love it.

  • May 13, 2013  - cychief24 says:

    Just a consultant to bring a few ideas. Maybe on ways to use Charles in Reid’s offense.

  • May 14, 2013  - ChuckXX says:

    I really love this signing. You gotta give Clark tons of credit. He is trying everything to see what will work. Should be a very interesting year. Throw in the great special team coach that we got from Chicago and who knows what can happen.

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