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The Spring League tabs 'Air Raid' originator Mumme as head coach

One of the most innovative offensive football coaches of the modern era is set to helm an expansion franchise in The Spring League.

Former University of Kentucky head coach Hal Mumme, who also garnered national acclaim at Valdosta State, has been tabbed by the four-year-old league as the head coach of its expansion Linemen squad.

Veteran Dale Carlson will be an assistant on Mumme's Linemen staff, coaching wide receivers. In Mumme, The Spring League gets an offensive-minded coach long known for his teams' abilities to score bunches of points. Oft-cited as the originator of the 'Air Raid Offense,' spawning numerous assistants including Mike Leach and Dana Holgorsen, Mumme also coached record-setting Kentucky quarterback Tim Couch, who was the No. 1 pick in the 1999 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns, Carlson is a Midwest native with stints at various high schools and smaller colleges in the game of football. He tweeted Sunday about joining Mumme's staff.

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