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Why doesn't NIU return kickoffs? Any other teams that just take it at the 25 every time?
12-31-2018 09:28 PM
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(12-31-2018 09:28 PM)prairiedawg Wrote:  Why doesn't NIU return kickoffs? Any other teams that just take it at the 25 every time?

Interesting point. So what percentage of kick-offs not kicked into the endzone did the Huskies fair catch?
01-01-2019 12:39 PM
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(01-01-2019 12:39 PM)niu1980 Wrote:  
(12-31-2018 09:28 PM)prairiedawg Wrote:  Why doesn't NIU return kickoffs? Any other teams that just take it at the 25 every time?

Interesting point. So what percentage of kick-offs not kicked into the endzone did the Huskies fair catch?

NIU's rule is if it is inside the 5 yard line, you have to fair catch.

I watched Ohio St and Michigan and they were fair catching kickreturns. I do not agree with it at all but it is a trend that is growing more and more.
01-01-2019 12:59 PM
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(12-31-2018 09:28 PM)prairiedawg Wrote:  Why doesn't NIU return kickoffs? Any other teams that just take it at the 25 every time?

I heard it has to do with cybermetric bullsh*t. The math says it is better to fair catch the ball and get it at the 25 yard line. But it does not account for momentum (which is very big in football) and energy of what a big return does to your team.
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01-01-2019 01:09 PM
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RE: kick returns
It also depends on who you are playing. Or it should.
01-01-2019 01:45 PM
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I would tend to agree, with our offensive struggles this year, seems like we should be taking more of a shot at kick returns to break one. At the same time, there's the risk in getting a holding penalty and all of a sudden you're inside you're own 15.
01-02-2019 01:01 PM
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(12-31-2018 09:28 PM)prairiedawg Wrote:  Why doesn't NIU return kickoffs? Any other teams that just take it at the 25 every time?

You want kick returns now? Some people are never happy. 03-wink
01-02-2019 01:51 PM
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We didn’t have TLL or Argeros Turner so I didn’t have a problem with it.
01-02-2019 04:34 PM
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(12-31-2018 09:28 PM)prairiedawg Wrote:  Why doesn't NIU return kickoffs? Any other teams that just take it at the 25 every time?

That is a sign of the times, not just at NIU, but everywhere. Pro and college football are trying to do away with collisions due to punt and kick returns.
01-03-2019 06:30 PM
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