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    ISU-UNI: If we win coin toss....

    ....I say we take the kick and send the offense on the field first. Get the OL, RBs, and Jantz in the groove.

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    Re: ISU-UNI: If we win coin toss....

    I'd actually like to have the defense start. Establish dominance with Klein, Knott, LJ, TB and crew.


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    Re: ISU-UNI: If we win coin toss....

    I like getting the ball first in the second half.



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    Re: ISU-UNI: If we win coin toss....

    I like deferring. Put the defense on the field, force 3 and out, give offense short field. Score. Rinse. Repeat.



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    Re: ISU-UNI: If we win coin toss....

    I like the defense to start. The offense will get in pretty quickly anyway, if our defense is what we think it is.


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    Re: ISU-UNI: If we win coin toss....

    Defer. Take that ball in the second half, baby.


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    Re: ISU-UNI: If we win coin toss....

    I had a dream a few weeks ago that we took the opening kickoff back to the UNI 10. However, we were flagged for something around midfield on the return so it came back.

    So I guess we receive if we win the toss.



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    Re: ISU-UNI: If we win coin toss....

    We want the ball, and we're gonna score!



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    Re: ISU-UNI: If we win coin toss....

    I like deferring as well.
    Then the D can force a 3 and out and get great field position for the first score. The offense will feed off of a successfull series by the D and have less jitters on their first drive. That, plus a shorter field, equals an easier first score.

    I also enjoy getting the ball to start the second half. Then the O can use the momentum from a successfull first have, methodically drive down the field and ram it down their throats for a TD, thus killing any hopes for a second half comeback.



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    Re: ISU-UNI: If we win coin toss....

    Quote Originally Posted by mred View Post
    However, we were flagged for something around midfield on the return so it came back.
    Didn't realize KO was on the kickoff team.



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    Re: ISU-UNI: If we win coin toss....

    I actually wouldn't mind receiving the kick. Best case scenario, we score on the first drive and get the momentum for the defense. Worst case scenario realisticly, we punt and put our stronger unit on the field.
    If we kick the best case scenario is force a 3 and out or create a turnover. Worst case scenario is we are down 7-0 before the offense steps on the field.
    I just think getting the offense out there and potentially going ahead and letting the defense play loose is more valuable than potentially having the offense go on the field for the first time down 7-0. The offense has enough pressure on them as is, I would rather see Jantz and Co. take the field to start the season than take the field 3 minutes into the game down 3-0 or 7-0.
    Normally I don't like receiving, but in this case I would like to let the O build up a sweat, so even if we do fall behind, they at least have some sort of feel for the game.


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    Re: ISU-UNI: If we win coin toss....

    I think the pressure on the offense is even more reason to keep them off the field as long as possible. Let the environment sink in to the new players so they can hopefully relax when they do take the field.



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    Re: ISU-UNI: If we win coin toss....

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    I like deferring. Put the defense on the field, force 3 and out, give offense short field. Score. Rinse. Repeat.
    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    Defer. Take that ball in the second half, baby.
    95% of the time, I agree with you guys. However, there are special circumstances where I want to have the ball first.

    For example, I think ISU should absolutely take the ball first against Iowa. I think it's extremely important for ISU to get off to a good start in that game.



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    Re: ISU-UNI: If we win coin toss....

    Quote Originally Posted by Clark View Post
    95% of the time, I agree with you guys. However, there are special circumstances where I want to have the ball first.

    For example, I think ISU should absolutely take the ball first against Iowa. I think it's extremely important for ISU to get off to a good start in that game.
    I still think you put the defense on the field first if you have the option. Iowa State hasn't done squat offensively or defensively against Iowa the last few years. The defense has been on the field with the lead for 40 seconds of the last 180 minutes of game time. I'd give them a chance to at least not start the game from behind.



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    Re: ISU-UNI: If we win coin toss....

    I think we should take the ball. If they don't score, or even turn the ball over, it puts the pressure on the defense. The defense has much more experience, and will be ready to handle the situation.



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