I didn't watch any of the FIU game, but in the Akron game, we ran to the line with no huddle, and for the vast majority of time took a look at the defense, then Curtis checked out and looked to the sidelines where a play was signaled in on a sign that was held up. The ball was typically hiked with around 5 seconds left on the play clock.
If this is the way they want to run the offense, that is fine with me and I don't care about the huddle. The advantages I see here are that you freeze the defense on the field by getting to the line fast, get a look at the defense before calling a play, and still run off plenty of time. You also have the option of a fast snap, which can be good on occasion, especially if you have the defense gassed, as we did a couple of times during the Akron game. So I'm OK with that approach, and if they got away from that against FIU, then that is pretty dumb and I hope we get back to that in future games.
As far as a "back to basics" approach, I honestly don't think it matters. I don't think we have the size to run a PRO style offense, or play a "pound the rock" type game. In theory, we are probably better built to run the spread because of our size, but here we lack talent. So I think we're screwed either way. Ultimately, I don't think you're going to solve the defensive woes of this team, what I see as the true problem, on the offensive side of the ball. It's just going to take time and patience, recruiting, transfers, etc. Until we get some players, I'm not that worried about what Bell does now and far as X's and O's. We beat Akron with the spread and a variant of the hurry-up, so I just don't see what a change at this point is really going to accomplish.