Just got around to reading the Mathlete's post on fourth-down decision making. One thing that I was a little surprised didn't get brought up in the comments was how bad the punters looked in the spring game. If Hagerup disappoints or is injured, we might be looking at a situation where personnel inadvertently pushes RR toward a strategy that looks more like what the Mathlete endorses. There's a lot more "cover" for a coach to say he was going for it because of his savvy evaluation of personnel than there is for him to say he was going for it because of the dreaded basement nerd charts.
Does the spring game bode well for the Mathlete?
Hey! Don't forget about the Tate Forcier Quadruple Option.
I think you mean the "TFQO"
Thinking that his one punt wasn't enough of a sample size. However, I now see that he punted twice last year including one that went 50 yards. I have now reversed my conclusion. We should possibly punt on EVERY down.
Someone mentioned that idea yesterday i think. Something about getting a rugby player to punt the ball 50 yards on first down and then chase it down for a touchdown. brilliant idea.
Touch the banner and immediately go into a Maori war chant, (complete with tattoos, of course) would scare the sh_t out of me, if I were playing for the other team. Especially if they had these crazy axes over their heads ...
are doing, but from their expressions, it probably involves some sort of self induced, anal leakage....
it's a truly iconic dance and dominant sporting team. Several HS teams have incorporated this tradition into their pre games effectively. I have to say I think of the Haka when i see Mich do the circle of death/terror/unity. Though it doesn't match up in terms of pure machismic power.
The rest seem not 110% convinced.
This guy better be the stud everbody says he is, because the other punters looked absolutely awful.
The mathlete would not crunch a spring game statistic with a 10 foot abacus. It's great for the team that's there, but it's not even a full squad or 1O .vs. 1D.
I would guess due to the limited sample size of the spring game there would be too many outliers and data would be unreliable. But then again, WTF do I know, I have a history degree...