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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:57 am 
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Wrap yourselves around this ...

https://www.underdogdynasty.com/2019/6/7/18652964/tulane-green-wave-willie-fritz-punting-aac-zachary-block


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:14 am 
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I didn’t (don’t) remember punting from the UMass 28. Maybe I blocked it out because we won after a disastrous start.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:39 am 
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Interesting article- thanks for posting


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:41 am 
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I hate this article so much.
Not to turn this into a Jewett thing, but if he's got one thing going for him, (it at least seems) he doesn't bunt nearly as much as predecessors.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:15 pm 
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1. How does that story not one time mention that our placekicking was an untrustworthy dumpster fire?

2. I'm frankly surprised (and pleased) that in the past year or so, we've recovered Fritz's average to a reasonable level (as the story mentions). I'd be curious to see our team average after his first year, or even his first two years.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:46 pm 
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PeteRasche wrote:
1. How does that story not one time mention that our placekicking was an untrustworthy dumpster fire?

2. I'm frankly surprised (and pleased) that in the past year or so, we've recovered Fritz's average to a reasonable level (as the story mentions). I'd be curious to see our team average after his first year, or even his first two years.


At one point he takes the opposite tact and said the kickers had demonstrated they could make a particular length then brushes aside concerns about being blocked.

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I thought all of the punts in the wake forest game on their side of the field last year were defensible decisions. Most of them were clearly correct given the distance to go and inability to make a FG.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:08 pm 
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MattK wrote:
I thought all of the punts in the wake forest game on their side of the field last year were defensible decisions. Most of them were clearly correct given the distance to go and inability to make a FG.

The problem is the mindset that the punt is an acceptable outcome at all. Playing to go on 4th changes 2nd and 3rd down decision-making as well.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:49 pm 
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MattK wrote:
I thought all of the punts in the wake forest game on their side of the field last year were defensible decisions. Most of them were clearly correct given the distance to go and inability to make a FG.


the inability to make a field goal however, is not defensible... We were in year 3 of CWF and still without an NCAA Division 1 caliber place kicker, despite having what.. five kickers on scholarship?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:37 am 
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I am forever scarred by sitting in the stands at Rutgers, one of a handful of Green Wave fans, watching us be roadkill. Seeing punter Bloch just plain drop a long snap was the nadir of that horrifying display of sandlot football under CJ. We couldn’t have beaten Rutgers’ walk-ons that day.

It took a lot for us to reach average.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:53 am 
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Time to bring back that Arkansas Pulaski Academy HS coach who never surrenders because he never punts! (or bunts for you inside baseball fans?? :mrgreen: )



https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/th ... ver-punts/


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:05 am 
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Baywave1 wrote:
Time to bring back that Arkansas Pulaski Academy HS coach who never surrenders because he never punts! (or bunts for you inside baseball fans?? :mrgreen: )



https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/th ... ver-punts/

Screams "Special Teams Analyst" who just decides when to kick (almost never). I would also not oppose a dual title of "Coach Monitor" who would just sit next to the baseball coach and smack him in the back of the head every time he called for a bunt.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:07 am 
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Side note. Why are MLB managers named such but college baseball coaches are just that?

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