Saturday, January 7, 2012

What was Kansas St. Coach Bill Snyder thinking?

by John Huffstetler

Put yourself in this situation: You're down 10 points in a bowl game with 3:57 left in the 3rd quarter against a formidable opponent with a strong offense, and you have the ball 4th and 5 on the opponent's 37 yard line. A field goal would be too long so you have to go for it, right? Not if you're Bill Snyder. He opts to punt and his punter boots the ball pathetically deep in the end zone for a touchback. Instead of taking a shot at what would have been a huge first down (especially for a team that gained just 260 yards for the game), you gain 17 yards off of a punt? This is a bowl game. If you weren't gonna wear your big-boy pants, you shouldn't have shown up. Fire any coach that punts inside their opponent's 40. There is no logic in that play. You deserved to lose.

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