While watching the highlights from the Ohio game, I started to wonder if Countess had intercepted that ball he had his hands on and returned it X number of yards, at what point would it have been mathematically proper to decline the penalty that resulted in the safety? With Brian always talking about how you should go for it on 4th down more frequently than most coaches are comfortable with doing, it seemed like a hypothetical this board might find interesting.
It strikes me that Countess would have to return the ball to somewhere inside the 20 in order to decline the holding penalty in the endzone. 2 points and an extra posession seems like it would be more valuable than a field goal, but less valuable than a touchdown.
What are your thoughts on what yard line Countess would have to return the ball to before you would/should decline the holding in the endzone penalty?