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...of a playing to win rather than Charlie-ball.

GATORS Up 14, 11 seconds in the half, just had a bad luck tip interception out of endzone. Vandy backs up and takes a knee on 1yd line.  Mullen calls the TO with 8 seconds on the clock in the half. 

Now, Vandy HAS to run a play before heading to locker room.  Can't take a knee in the endzone. 

Playing the game to WIN.

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As opposed to being down 10 with the ball, under a minute to go, with 2 time outs in-hand and then running 3 yard out route pass plays?

Just asking for a friend 

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2 minutes ago, bowman1 said:

As opposed to being down 10 with the ball, under a minute to go, with 2 time outs in-hand and then running 3 yard out route pass plays?

Just asking for a friend 

3 yard out was about the only pass play the line would give us time to do

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1 hour ago, USFBulls727 said:

3 yard out was about the only pass play the line would give us time to do

The OP was alluding to playing to win at the end of a half or game

Given the time outs used and plays called when we did get the ball, Charlie may as well have had McCloud kneel on the ball and run out the clock - the net effect would have been the same

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4 minutes ago, bowman1 said:

The OP was alluding to playing to win at the end of a half or game

Given the time outs used and plays called when we did get the ball, Charlie may as well have had McCloud kneel on the ball and run out the clock - the net effect would have been the same

I know what you're saying, yes we gave up with time left on the clock. It was frustrating to watch, as was the entire game except for maybe one drive.

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32 minutes ago, bowman1 said:

The OP was alluding to playing to win at the end of a half or game

Given the time outs used and plays called when we did get the ball, Charlie may as well have had McCloud kneel on the ball and run out the clock - the net effect would have been the same

Yes.

Strong not playing to win. Don't think he's even playing not to lose at this point.

If we're gonna keep score, we might as well win.

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Here's another example of a coach playing to win...

Sure they still lost but, play to win 

 

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He could have used the time outs. But really does it mater? Do those time outs get us better line protection? Really, I could care less if he used them or not we weren’t going to win any way. 

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Does it really matter in the ultimate probability of winning the game? Probably not. In my mind, even if there's an infinitesimal chance of winning I call those timeouts. And beyond that, there's also the message it sends, the attitude behind it, and the feeling that your coach is willing to do anything to try to win (and just maybe the rest of the team will follow suit). Futile, in terms of making a huge difference on the scoreboard? Maybe, but I'd like to see our team go down swinging. EVERY SINGLE TIME.

And none of this covers for lack of talent or scheme, of course. But, if you don't have as much of that as you'd like, at least act like you're trying. Yes, it matters to me that he didn't call those timeouts.

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7 minutes ago, pacificd said:

Does it really matter in the ultimate probability of winning the game? Probably not. In my mind, even if there's an infinitesimal chance of winning I call those timeouts. And beyond that, there's also the message it sends, the attitude behind it, and the feeling that your coach is willing to do anything to try to win (and just maybe the rest of the team will follow suit). Futile, in terms of making a huge difference on the scoreboard? Maybe, but I'd like to see our team go down swinging. EVERY SINGLE TIME.

And none of this covers for lack of talent or scheme, of course. But, if you don't have as much of that as you'd like, at least act like you're trying. Yes, it matters to me that he didn't call those timeouts.

Meh, we have bigger problems than a couple of TOs with a few seconds left in a game that was lost. 

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