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With the implementation of the new ncaa rules, how would you approach the kicking game? Do you pooch kick the ball and pin a receiver back between the goal and the 25? Do you squib kick? How about punting for a kickoff ( since it is a free kick, I believe the rules allow you to choose)? Just curious what all you coaches think.
Depends who I would be playing. If I'm playing Kent St then I would try to pin them deep. If I'm kicking to a dangerous UF return man then I may boot it out of the end zone and not give him the opportunity.
I suppose the ideal thing would be to kick it as high as you can and have it land 1 yd deep in the end zone....in the corner if able. This requires a very good kicker. The height allows your coverage to close in and being 1 yd deep allows the kicker to hesitate and make the decision to bring it out or take a knee.
no, i kick it throught the end zone everytime and give um a touchback.
Personaly I wouldn't ever try to kick it barely into the endzone by the corner - too much risk of it going out of bounds and giving the other team really good field postion.
I kind of like just kicking it through the endzone as much as possible. Perhaps if a couple guys step up as really good special team players maybe I'd kick it a bit short of the goal line and try to pin the opponent deep.
There's nothing wrong with mixing it up a bit too, as long as our guys know the call before the ball is kicked.
Of course, if I made the rules, i'd say a kick that sails out the back of the endzone is the same as one that goes out of bounds, but since the trend is to reduce the number of kickoff returns, apparently, that will never happen.
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