the just released schedules were a flat-out statement that the B10 doesn't believe SOS will matter in playoff selection
But this only happens in an environment where it is encouraged. I heard RR say in interviews after Zoltan's fake last year (which I'm pretty sure was a called fake) that he had no issues with his punter taking a few steps and looking to see what is there.
My main issue here is that Zoltan decided to fake this before he looked. MSU was not in full return mode (which would allow such a fake). They were full on rushing at least 3 guys. Zoltan felt the weight of the game and let it get to his judgment. He wasn't ready to kick it when he saw the rush, he didn't look at the defense at all!
What I love is a team and coach that lets this happen. Bo would kick his punter into the dog house (for at least the rest of the season...what ever became of Brian Virgil BTW ???) Come on ... can anyone imagine such a play from a LC team? I love this team / coach and punter for their bravado (the stagnant offense was due to good scouting on MSU's part - and stellar D line play.) The offense took some time but came back.
Zoltan learns from this decision. (Will Hagerup - I hope you are paying attention as well. RR trusts his players to make decisions on the field.)
I am not bitter about the idea of this fake, only in its execution.