Posted by MikeT23 on 1/8/2014 9:22:00 AM (view original):
Huh? FSU didn't need the TO. Auburn needed to score.
Simply put, someone better at coaching football than us didn't think it was a good idea.
A team is better off if they cause the opposing team to use a timeout, rather than not use a timeout. In general. That's obvious.
Again, I don't think it's something he thought of in that moment. And no, I don't think he gameplanned for "if we're 35 yards out down a FG with 1:15 left, down 3 points, I'm going to instruct my team to kneel at the one if they get a breakway run."
And if the argument of "they do this for a living, you don't" was used in any argument for discussing a coaches decisions, those arguments would all end quickly. But we have discussions anyway.