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Preaching the pass: Hal Mumme’s disciples still thrive - USA Today (Jan. 4, 2013)
In the first 100-plus years of NCAA football, only 10 players passed for 10,000 yards and 100 touchdowns in their careers. In the past 15 years, 49 have done it. Hal Mumme is one of the reasons why.
Mickey & Mumme? - DNR (Jan. 17, 2013)
James Madison football coach Mickey Matthews and Hal Mumme first met when they were assistant coaches at West Texas State, now West Texas A&M, in the early 1980s and have remained close friends for three decades.
An Interview With Hal Mumme, College Football’s All-Time David - Interview with Spencer Hall at SB Nation (June 26, 2012)
Oh, yeah. I love watching all those teams that do that: Georgia Tech, Army, Navy, all of them. I might not be the best guy to ask that, since I have this mentality that if you’re at a place that isn’t supposed to win, you have to live on the edge or you’ll have no chance of winning. If you do something in the extreme, and you do it really, really well, and you rep it all the time and that’s what you do well, when teams play you they’re going to have to play in the extreme. And you’re good at it because you do it all the time, and they only practice it for that one game.
You may not have the physical advantage, but you have the mental advantage going into a game. You never think you’re out of it. That’s always been my philosophy. Because you’re so good at the extreme, one or two times a year you can go to the opposite because people overplay it so much. One or two times a year, we have a really good game rushing the football. One or two times a year, Georgia Tech will have a really big day throwing the football. It doesn’t happen a lot, it happens when people give it to you. That’s the way I like playing.
The Air Raid Offense: History, Evolution, Weirdness – From Mumme to Leach to Franklin to Holgorsen and Beyond - Chris Brown, Smart Football (July 9, 2012)
The personal story of the rise and development of the Air Raid offense, the story of the men who developed and mastered it — its originators, Hal Mumme and Mike Leach, as well as coaches like Tony Franklin and Dana Holgorsen – has been told many times and told very well. The offense itself, however — its raw structure, plays, and formations — nevertheless deserves deeper study given its incredible rise, its increasing importance, and and its almost shocking omnipresence, in one form or another, at every level of football.
WVU football: Mumme says Holgorsen brings different air - Charleston Daily Mail (Jan. 13, 2011)
The bottom line, Mumme said the “Air Raid” is about one thing.
“We try to get the ball out of our hand as fast as we can, to people who know how to score, and get people playing in space,” he said. “If everybody on defense comes up to take that away, we’re going to go deep. And if they take all of that away, they can’t stop the run. Can’t.”
Hal Mumme’s Airraid Practice Plan - Chris Brown, Smart Football (Nov. 1, 2005)
Practicing the Multiple Receiver Offense Practice schedules and drills for the pass offense are not a lot different than those for the conventional offense but I believe a great deal of thought and preparation must be done to achieve success. In the “Air Raid” offense I have used for many years at several different levels certain nuisances have lent themselves to practicing well. I will detail these things in the article with hope it will help you.
The ballad of Hal Mumme - Chris Brown, Smart Football (April 20, 2009)
But Mumme’s legacy is assured; as prophet, harbinger, and technician of the explosion of the passing game throughout football, particularly at the lower levels. In his way, Hal Mumme might prove to be the most influential coach of the last two decades.