Successful HS coach who never punts has another radical idea

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Successful HS coach who never punts has another radical idea

Post by dead_poet » Fri Aug 14, 2015 9:20 am

This was interesting to read. Take a look:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/spor ... ical-idea/
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.
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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Re: Successful HS coach who never punts has another radical

Post by S197 » Fri Aug 14, 2015 4:21 pm

Last name checks out.
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Post by DK Sweets » Fri Aug 14, 2015 4:22 pm

I want my kid to play for this guy!
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Re: Successful HS coach who never punts has another radical

Post by Mothman » Sat Aug 15, 2015 6:51 am

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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