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Chiefs hire Chris Ault as a consultant

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Earlier this offseason, the Chiefs hired former Vikings head coach Brad Childress and gave him the title of Spread Game Analyst/Special Projects.

Does that mean that Chris Ault will be the Pistol Pundit? We’ll have to wait to find out if there’s an exact title for Ault, but his agent Bob Lamonte (who also represents Chiefs coach Andy Reid) confirmed to Dan Hinxman of the Reno Gazette-Journal that Ault will be joining the team as a consultant this season.

Ault coached the University of Nevada for 28 seasons and gained attention as the creator of the Pistol formation that has become increasingly popular at all levels of football in recent years. One of Ault’s quarterbacks was 49ers starter Colin Kaepernick, which helped increase the spotlight on Ault just as he was stepping down from his post at the university.

There’s no word on what Ault’s role will be or whether he’ll remain with the team through the entire season, but his arrival doesn’t necessarily mean that the Pistol will be integrated into the Reid playbook. Teams have been working to devise defensive plans for dealing with the read-option and other plays often run from the Pistol and having the guy who thought it up in the first place would likely help on that end as well.

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15 Responses to “Chiefs hire Chris Ault as a consultant”
  1. dalcow4 says: May 13, 2013 4:36 PM

    Great hire. That mean little guy is a good coach.

  2. arrowhead816 says: May 13, 2013 4:37 PM

    Chiefs offense is going to be explosive !!

  3. thereisfootballwestofjersey says: May 13, 2013 4:46 PM

    Brilliant move Andy Reid. Ault is a genius. The remaking of the NFL continues!

  4. hehateme2 says: May 13, 2013 4:52 PM

    arrowhead816 says: May 13, 2013 4:37 PM

    Chiefs offense is going to be explosive !!

    LOL> Thanks for the laugh on this Monday! Just hope your not picking #1 again next year!

  5. slickster35 says: May 13, 2013 4:53 PM

    Alex Smiff will be concussed again by week 3, and then we’ll be subjected to the booger eating midget from mizWho.

    Oh boy…

    I hope they can get Bray up to speed real quick.

  6. dannyreneau says: May 13, 2013 4:56 PM

    I’m excited to see the chiefs take some risks and move out of their comfort zone. After receiving the first pick in the draft there is only one way you can go, up. Or sideways. They could go sideways.

  7. Iknoweverything says: May 13, 2013 5:07 PM

    And the making of a dynasty team continues. The road to multiple future Super Bowls must go through KC over the next decade. Reid will show that he is a true genius who was stifled by inept ownership and inepet fans in Philly

  8. shayeezy says: May 13, 2013 5:21 PM

    the new chiefs offense will be unrecognizable compared to the turdfest they fielded last year.

  9. cadub49er says: May 13, 2013 7:12 PM

    Interesting hire. I would have figured the Niners would have hired him when Kaepernick became the man in SF.

  10. radrhatr says: May 13, 2013 7:18 PM

    He’s going to teach Andy how to stop the read option.

  11. therealcial says: May 13, 2013 7:37 PM

    Too bad Andy won’t listen to any of his ideas and runs the same tired plays he has been for the last decade plus.

  12. joetoronto says: May 14, 2013 5:07 AM

    And still no QB, last place again for the Chiefs.

  13. jjackwagon says: May 14, 2013 3:40 PM

    Who will Trollonto talk about when the Chiefs finish the season with a better record than the Raiders?

  14. peoplesrepublic0fdabayarea says: May 17, 2013 6:53 PM

    Relax chiefs fans, this hire was to just help Alex get you guys to 8-8 minimum so y’all can give us a 2nd rounder instead of a 3rd…

    Sincerely,

    Trent Baalke, Chris Ault’s consultant

  15. 49erlifer says: May 19, 2013 5:47 PM

    I dont recall Alex running the pistol for niners at all last year. Maybe Ault will teach how to defend the pistol?

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