Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 107 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
 Georgia State 
Author Message
True Bobcat Fan

Joined: Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:50 pm
Posts: 371
Reply with quote
Post Re: Georgia State
TXSTGrad03 wrote:
I assume that you know the NCAA has a new kickoff fair catch rule? So if you fair catch a kickoff anywhere inside the 25, you get the ball at the 25. Kinda hamstrings coaches in what they can do, I think that's a reason you see coaches concede and kick it deep.


This was 2017.

For 2018, pooching the ball, especially to teams using an up-back that is somebody who doesn't routinely handle the ball (linebacker, athletic defense end), is ideal. Even if you pooch it between the 10-15 yard line, it presents a great opportunity for a botched catch or fumble. At that point, you're almost assured to stop the returner well before the 25 or get the ball. If is is caught cleanly, you still have a buffer to allow a 10-15 yard return and not lose anything in terms of field possession of just kicking it deep. Considering the ball is in the air for the same amount of time but is 10-15 yards closer for the coverage team to get to, it is very likely the return is for fewer than 15 yards.

At that point, you're still stopping them around the 25. Coaches are concerned that an offense could start the ball at the 28 yard line instead of the 25 yard line. Statistics from thousands of drives over the last decade show that the scoring percentage difference for an offense that starts at the 28 instead of the 25 is extremely small. The rewards far, far outweigh the risk, but too many head coaches, including Withers, don't have that information and aren't intelligent enough to understand them.


Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:58 pm
Profile
True Bobcat Fan
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:40 am
Posts: 5966
Reply with quote
Post Re: Georgia State
@TXSTATEFOOTBALL
QB Willie Jones III (@iballtj9) named @CampbellAward National Player of the Week Honorable Mention for his effort in the victory over Georgia State on Saturday! #PUSH

Image

_________________
1 down
2 to go


Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:16 pm
Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 107 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 4, 5, 6, 7, 8


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 11 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
All Rights Reserved, BobcatFans LLC
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group