Wait until you read Likens


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Posted by Big Ron on November 20, 19 at 08:50:21:

In Reply to: This is the most... posted by Slappy on November 19, 19 at 22:57:57:

After reading his answers on the 2 point play, try to imagine Edwards and Likens two holding a critical game-time conversation.


On whether or not he was surprised that Edwards wanted to go for 2:

“Oh yeah. We talked about it during the drive. I knew we were going to go for two if we scored. Actually, we burned a lot of 2-point plays. We’ve already run several of them, three of them. The one that I called was played off of the one that we had already done. It was kind of a variation off of it which was, you know, if you just watched on film, if we had run the original play that we had already run, it would have worked. I don’t know if they didn’t watch the two-point play that we ran before but it ended up, as all calls that don’t work, you wish you had it back.”

On counting on two freshmen to pick up critical blocks for the success of the 2-point conversion and whether or not there was confidence in them:

“Yeah, we ran [the play] against our defense and felt good about it after we ran it. You know, we looked at it and just felt good about it.”

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I wonder if they practiced the play against the ASU 3 man line or the OSU 10 men in the box. A more logical choice for a lead blocker would have been a third TE. But ASU only has the two. Jared Bubak has been demoted to the scout team. So by the NFL model, Edwards has only 2 TEs on his active roster. Elijah Juarez would have been a bigger lead blocker at 240 lbs, but Likens chose to put a 220 freshman on the field for his first play as an offensive player on the most critical play of the game.



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