Posted by BJDevil on November 17, 19 at 11:17:47:
In Reply to: Re: Ray Ray is a Con artist.... posted by Baseball Devil on November 17, 19 at 06:06:25:
Now hold on...
HE didn't botch the clock management. He had to burn one timeout when the offense wasn't set. And in the end, having that 3rd timeout wouldn't have mattered because that PI call would've still ended it. (And has any other ASU head coach in the last 30 years been better?)
If you don't like the occasionally slower tempo when more urgency seems expedient, don't forget that there are a lot of younger players on the field. Haste makes more waste when you're playing true freshmen.
I do disagree with HE about going for two. But at least HE came clean and explained his thinking. He could probably sense that it was a coin flip whether ASU's D would be able to keep stopping the OSU QB that was having a great day, and the D was only going to get more tired.
If anything, that 2 point play call was the bigger mistake than choosing to go for it. What a horrible choice -- student body left against the shifted Beaver defense?
If ASU plays that game 10 times (with the same rosters and setting), they win 8 or 9 of them. It was the small details that lost it: (That 2-pt. play call, the Eno fumble, and Jack Jones having a bad game (the three TDs he gave up and the late PI call). And don't forget that some starters on D didn't play on that first drive that went for a TD because they screwed around getting to a meeting on time.)
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