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An overlooked detail from Saturday

Sofa King

Recruit
2 Year Member
In his presser yesterday, HCSF mentioned a decision he had made Saturday night and none of the football media picked up on it.

Following Sparty's punt return, they were hit with a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct call.
Frost mentioned that he chose to enforce the penalty on the kickoff and not the extra point.
Hmmm. What an interesting decision.
Of course, it's all water under the bridge now...but...why take the yards on the kickoff when you can't return kicks worth a damn?
Why not have Sparty's kicker attempt the 35-yard extra point that was needed to tie the game?
Again, it's too bad no one in the room pressed this point as it would have been interesting to hear Scott's answer.
 

KleinTxHusker

All Legend
15 Year Member
In his presser yesterday, HCSF mentioned a decision he had made Saturday night and none of the football media picked up on it.

Following Sparty's punt return, they were hit with a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct call.
Frost mentioned that he chose to enforce the penalty on the kickoff and not the extra point.
Hmmm. What an interesting decision.
Of course, it's all water under the bridge now...but...why take the yards on the kickoff when you can't return kicks worth a damn?
Why not have Sparty's kicker attempt the 35-yard extra point that was needed to tie the game?
Again, it's too bad no one in the room pressed this point as it would have been interesting to hear Scott's answer.
Yep, and maybe even try icing him on the PAT. I didn't know there was a choice. There was always a risk that the kick off guy could have gotten it through the end zone anyway. I wouldn't be surprised if Els told him not to try to boot it through the end zone. The 13 equates to 2 yards deep in EZ, he might have told him to go for height over trying to drive it.
 

Oldgrappler

Recruit
In his presser yesterday, HCSF mentioned a decision he had made Saturday night and none of the football media picked up on it.

Following Sparty's punt return, they were hit with a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct call.
Frost mentioned that he chose to enforce the penalty on the kickoff and not the extra point.
Hmmm. What an interesting decision.
Of course, it's all water under the bridge now...but...why take the yards on the kickoff when you can't return kicks worth a damn?
Why not have Sparty's kicker attempt the 35-yard extra point that was needed to tie the game?
Again, it's too bad no one in the room pressed this point as it would have been interesting to hear Scott's answer.
Thank you for another example of the terrible decision making from this staff.
 

wcbsas

All Big 10
15 Year Member
In his presser yesterday, HCSF mentioned a decision he had made Saturday night and none of the football media picked up on it.

Following Sparty's punt return, they were hit with a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct call.
Frost mentioned that he chose to enforce the penalty on the kickoff and not the extra point.
Hmmm. What an interesting decision.
Of course, it's all water under the bridge now...but...why take the yards on the kickoff when you can't return kicks worth a damn?
Why not have Sparty's kicker attempt the 35-yard extra point that was needed to tie the game?
Again, it's too bad no one in the room pressed this point as it would have been interesting to hear Scott's answer.
MSUs kicker is 18-18 on PATs and 5-9 on FGs with 1-2 between 30-39 yards and 0-3 beyond 40 yards.

Certainly an interesting scenario to ponder.

He makes it then we likely have a touchback with the ball at the 25.

If we take the penalty on the KO I’m sure the hope was getting to the 35 or better which makes a drive much easier to start.
 

KleinTxHusker

All Legend
15 Year Member
MSUs kicker is 18-18 on PATs and 5-9 on FGs with 1-2 between 30-39 yards and 0-3 beyond 40 yards.

Certainly an interesting scenario to ponder.

He makes it then we likely have a touchback with the ball at the 25.

If we take the penalty on the KO I’m sure the hope was getting to the 35 or better which makes a drive much easier to start.
Yes, interesting. Doesn't sound like the kicker was exactly automatic. Problem is we should have had it at the 35 easy, but we didn't. Our kick returning has been so bad, I am somewhat surprised we are not having opponents trying to force a return. Maybe we do have some kids who know they do have the option to fair catch.
 

HuskerNash

Scout Team
2 Year Member
In his presser yesterday, HCSF mentioned a decision he had made Saturday night and none of the football media picked up on it.

Following Sparty's punt return, they were hit with a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct call.
Frost mentioned that he chose to enforce the penalty on the kickoff and not the extra point.
Hmmm. What an interesting decision.
Of course, it's all water under the bridge now...but...why take the yards on the kickoff when you can't return kicks worth a damn?
Why not have Sparty's kicker attempt the 35-yard extra point that was needed to tie the game?
Again, it's too bad no one in the room pressed this point as it would have been interesting to hear Scott's answer.
Great point
 

BubbaGene

Fossil
15 Year Member
Poor decisions in the heat of the moment cost games. Seems like the norm not the exception with this team... across the board from players to coaches.
 

Blue Howl

Drink up, Shriner!
5 Year Member
Thank you for another example of the terrible decision making from this staff.

Poor decisions in the heat of the moment cost games. Seems like the norm not the exception with this team... across the board from players to coaches.
Sad but true. Scott Frost seems to lack good judgment, especially in the heat of the moment and during the chaos of game day. I'm not sure that will improve with time.
 

Beareye

Junior Varsity
5 Year Member
Unless the opposing PK is really bad, enforcing the penalty on the kickoff in order to (very likely) get excellent field position for a game-winning drive is the right call for ~95% of FBS teams. Unfortunately, we are one of the 5% that is so ridiculously bad on kickoff returns that it almost doesn't matter from how far back the other team has to kick.
 

Husker In Oklahoma

All Big 10
15 Year Member
All the excellent coaches SF has been around, you’d think he would know as well as anyone the importance of special teams. It’s baffling Nebraska is this bad with them. They’ve basically cost Nebraska 3 more wins this year alone. How many losses does it take to start taking this part of the game seriously? Hell, special teams is where lesser teams can close the gap against superior teams. Stubbornness and loyalty to staff seems to be the issue. Change it, or you’ll be out with them. Can’t keep losing games this way.
 

cthusker

You talken to me?
5 Year Member
All the excellent coaches SF has been around, you’d think he would know as well as anyone the importance of special teams. It’s baffling Nebraska is this bad with them. They’ve basically cost Nebraska 3 more wins this year alone. How many losses does it take to start taking this part of the game seriously? Hell, special teams is where lesser teams can close the gap against superior teams. Stubbornness and loyalty to staff seems to be the issue. Change it, or you’ll be out with them. Can’t keep losing games this way.
What's really bad is the players know exactly what's costing them some games!! It's a credit to Chin the D keeps playing at such a high level this season because ST's have been a morale killer imo.
 
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Bigger Ed

Scout Team
2 Year Member
As it's evident that Frost disregards the importance of ST, it wouldn't surprise me to find out no one on the staff had any idea how good or bad Sparty's FG kicker was. Without that info (1-2 at the range had we taken the penalty on the XP) he made the right decision, which could be the reason why he thinks his coaches are doing great.
 
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