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    Heads or Tails/Kick, Defer or Recieve?

    With the first game just a few days ahead, what should we do if we win the coin toss? First, I call heads. No big reason, just something I always did when playing. Second, we receive and make a statement with our new offense and drive down and score points. None of this deferring to the second half crap, in the first game. Its a new era of Cyclone football and we need to get confidence going with the strength of our team!

    I'm so pumped for Thursday and need some football stategy talk going before the kick off. Thanks.



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    Re: Heads or Tails/Kick, Defer or Recieve?

    i always choose to kick


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    Re: Heads or Tails/Kick, Defer or Recieve?

    Well, we won't be calling it until we head to Kent State.

    #2, Kick or defer

    Oh, and #3, tails never fails.



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    Re: Heads or Tails/Kick, Defer or Recieve?

    So did Mac. He's the only coach I have ever known to defer while playing basically in a dome.

    Pick tails and take the ball!



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    Re: Heads or Tails/Kick, Defer or Recieve?

    I think our defense needs to make a bigger statement than our offense. Defer and give our defense a chance to make a stop.



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    Re: Heads or Tails/Kick, Defer or Recieve?

    Tails. No question about that.
    As far as kick/defer or recieve, go with your strengths. In this case, take the ball and set the tone with our strong O early. If we had a great D and not so good O, I would say defer and make a big stop. Whatever you can do to get the momentum rolling early.



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    Re: Heads or Tails/Kick, Defer or Recieve?

    Kick it. EVERY SINGLE TIME. So often I see close games get out of hand because a team scores at the end of the 1st half and gets the ball to start the 2nd. If it's an offensive shootout (like we'll likely be in this year) not getting that ball to start the 2nd half can really hurt.


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    Re: Heads or Tails/Kick, Defer or Recieve?

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    Kick it. EVERY SINGLE TIME. So often I see close games get out of hand because a team scores at the end of the 1st half and gets the ball to start the 2nd. If it's an offensive shootout (like we'll likely be in this year) not getting that ball to start the 2nd half can really hurt.
    Agreed. In the B12 I would kick it every time when offenses can score in such a quick order. NDSU I take the ball and ram it down their throats.


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    Re: Heads or Tails/Kick, Defer or Recieve?

    Defer play good D, Get a stop, Pump up the growd score a td on offense.


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    Re: Heads or Tails/Kick, Defer or Recieve?

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    Kick it. EVERY SINGLE TIME. So often I see close games get out of hand because a team scores at the end of the 1st half and gets the ball to start the 2nd. If it's an offensive shootout (like we'll likely be in this year) not getting that ball to start the 2nd half can really hurt.
    Contrary to video game football, if a team chooses to kickoff to start the game, they lose the option to receive in the second half!

    Most teams defer to the second half, or chose to receive the opening kickoff. If you chose kick, the other team has their choice in the second half, and you would end up kicking for both halves



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    Re: Heads or Tails/Kick, Defer or Recieve?

    I would say we should receive if at all possible, get the offense started early and establish momentum.



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    Re: Heads or Tails/Kick, Defer or Recieve?

    Well... we all know in overtime that you take offense first.


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    Re: Heads or Tails/Kick, Defer or Recieve?

    CyBookie event?!



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    Re: Heads or Tails/Kick, Defer or Recieve?

    I believe the stats say kickoff and take the ball in the 2nd half


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    Re: Heads or Tails/Kick, Defer or Recieve?

    Hate to quote KF, but I think he has it right. He states: "it's not rocket science. You have to have the ball to score, and you have to score to win, so we'll take the ball."

    With our offense being so much stronger than our D, I can't imagine we would defer.

    Don't be a wuss. Gimme the ball and make sure you're wearin' your cup.
    Plus, we have an excellent punter (who I hope never kicks when the clock is running).


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