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 Successful HS coach who never punts has another radical idea 
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Post Successful HS coach who never punts has another radical idea
This was interesting to read. Take a look:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/spor ... ical-idea/

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Kelley used an ESPN database to study college football history. He found that historically, there was no bigger indicator of victory than winning the turnover margin – teams that forced more turnovers than they committed won 80 percent of the time. But last season, Kelley said, a new trend emerged for the first time: Teams that recorded more plays of at least 20 yards won about 81 percent of the time.

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It made sense to Kelley – bigger chunks of yardage meant scoring quicker and less opportunity to commit turnovers and drive-killing penalties. He became obsessed with finding a system designed for big plays. He found that on plays when two players touched the ball – a typical handoff or pass – teams gained 20 yards about 10 percent of the time. But when at least three players touched the ball – a trick play with a lateral involved – the percentage for gaining 20 yards rose to around 20 percent.

“That got me thinking,” Kelley said. “How could we develop a system for more than two people to touch the ball?”

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Fri Aug 14, 2015 9:20 am
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Post Re: Successful HS coach who never punts has another radical
Last name checks out.


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I want my kid to play for this guy!

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Post Re: Successful HS coach who never punts has another radical
That was interesting. It will be even more interesting to see if that coach's new strategy pays off. Thanks for the link!


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