How would a HC not know that the score is in a game?
Ron Zook had a real good reason to go for two
Because that HC is Ron Zook
This is really embarrasing. How does this even happen?
To me the worst part is that he apparently still didn't know about it until he gets asked the question... Nobody on the sideline asked him his thinking behind going for two in that situation. Didn't the crowd go nuts when he sent out the team.
At least if he had been told, he could have prepared an answer for the press release: "2 points puts us up 9 points which is minimum 2 scores, whereas failing still leaves us up by a touchdown."
Granted this is soccer and I would know when the game is a 1 goal game; but when I'm coaching soccer and the goal differential gets above 2, often I lose track. I'm so involved with instructing and getting players to the proper place that they score becomes secondary.
Also, granted, there's never a scoreboard to tell me. But: apples/oranges obviously applies.
No one should be going for two in the second quarter, unless they are better than 50% likely to get it. Considering the average is around 33%, there are very few situations where this makes sense. Too many crazy combinations of scores can happen, even early in the 4th quarter. Say you're up 5 and miss the 2 attempt. There's still plenty of time for the other team to get two field goals. I just don't see the logic in going for two unless it's under 6-7 minutes left in the game.
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