New Louisiana Tech coach Sonny Dykes is one of the nation's top spread-offense minds, building some dynamic attacks as coordinator at Arizona before moving to Ruston. He knew having a tight end such as Gronkowski made calling plays easier for him in Tucson.
"Rob Gronkowski changed our offense," Dykes says. "We built the whole thing around what he could do. We thought he could single-block any [defensive] end in the Pac-10 and also run routes and get open."