The Pokes, however, don't seem satisfied. They're almost like America's old test pilots, forever seeking new speed barriers to break.
During spring scrimmages, there were reports that the average time that elapsed from the time when one play was whistled dead and the next play was snapped averaged fewer than 10 seconds.
Yurcich said the Big 12's added official should aid in OSU's aim to push the pedal to the max.
“I hope so,” he said. “In the spring game, they had the extra guy there and it seemed like it sped things up quite a bit. That will be fun to watch, fun to see.”
With hurry-up offenses now becoming the Big 12's personality, it only seems fitting that the league would adjust to a demand to keep up.
“The majority of the teams are playing up-tempo, and the game changes over time,” said Cowboys coach Mike Gundy. “Well, now a number of teams are up-tempo. And this allows the officials to get the ball set where an offense can play and a defense can play, and they can still officiate the game.
“What that does, it allows one person to get the ball and get it set and get out of the way, instead of a person trying to do that and also look at what he's supposed to be looking at to officiate the game.”
And it paves the way for the Cowboys to play fast. Faster. Fastest.