Morning blog: A bone to pick with coaches at goal line

Posted on: September 28,2015



The morning blog:
We’ve got a busy day at your Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum.This will be short — and you can decide if it is sweet.
Not quite a month into football season I have a bone to pick with all football coaches who line up for fourth down and inches to go at the goal line and still keep the quarterback five yards behind the line of scrimmage.
Come on, guys, it makes no sense. Why give the defense a 5-yard head start?
Spend five minutes of practice each day teaching the quarterback and center how to do an old-fashioned under-center snap. It’s not that hard. Really.
No, a quarterback sneak or a handoff to the fullback over right guard is not fancy. But it is still the best way to get a foot.
And, no, I do not like driving the ball all the way down the field with one guy at quarterback and then changing Qbs at the goal line. You are not only changing quarterbacks, you are changing timing, cadence, confidence and more…
I told you it was going to be short. Now then, do you agree or disagree?….

3 responses to “Morning blog: A bone to pick with coaches at goal line”

  1. Victor Lee says:

    Agree! Just like George Plimpton in Paper Lion :).

  2. Paul Staires says:

    A quick review of Auburn’s failing’s last weekend will point out the wisdom in your point.

  3. KT says:

    You took the words out my mouth.

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