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During his radio show on Thursday night, head coach Brian Kelly talked about his decision to kick the PAT vs. Florida State to send the game to overtime versus going for a two-point conversion for a chance to win the game.

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theBru22 months
Well, I would have gone for 2. He had the momentum. Lose it in regulation OR OT, what's the difference?
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NebraskaExPat22 months
1984 Orange Bowl -- Nebraska, by kicking the extra point, would have tied the game, and kept the national championship ranking. This was before overtimes in college ball.

Nebraska went for two to win the game instead of the tie. Didn't make it. It's been second-guessed for 35 years.
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will063722 months
I see your point that am extra point makes sense in some situations. But to Miami-Nebraska game, people forget that even if the Huskers made the extra point to tie the game, Miami still had 2 timeouts and 48 seconds. With the way Kosar carved up the Husker defense that night, most people would give Miami a great chance to win the game anyways.
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tigerbite222 months
Poor kicking game??? No, NO KICKING GAME!!!
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sportjunkie6922 months
LOL this argument is ridiculous. Kelly's 1,000% right. Just go ask John Harbaugh, who's Ravens missed the playoffs by like 1 game and who went for 2 TWICE instead of kicking the extra point to tie, how those decisions worked out for him and his team.

The ONLY time to go for 2 in a similar situation is if you're overwhelmingly better than the defense or if you know your team can't play another down of football. Numbers don't lie.

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LSU_Legz22 months
I more interested in the probability of having 2 blocked kicks in a single game. He made the right call, without a doubt, it just didn't work out this time.
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Jacherse22 months
If you can't make PATs your odds of winning in OT drop exponentially.
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wesman2122 months
He made the right choice, but the ultimate fact that I've heard is that BK brought one coach with him from ND and it was the special teamer!
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RightWingTiger22 months
Thats always a lose/lose for a Head Coach. Kelly would be taking a MUCH worse beating by the National Media & LSU Fans had he went for 2 & failed. U fans I'm speaking of know who you are & also KNOW I'm correct in my assumptions.
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Datbayoubengal22 months
Not me. I would have loved for him to try to win the game there.
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s222 months
you're wrong and everybody knows it. Us fans know what you're saying and the point is the 2 point conversion would win a game that we were never in from the start.
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Lou Pai22 months
If that is the case, he should be basically indifferent statistically. .94 expected points vs. .96. I think the 96% could be overestimated though given how bad our ST were.
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PureBlood22 months
This is one of the few things that I dont fault the staff for. Polian isnt an ideal coach and CBK needs to address this, but you take the points when you have the momentum. I agreed with attempting the PAT
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PureBlood22 months
Polian is a helluva recruiter and so you have to keep him. Just find a special teams guy.
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RightWingTiger22 months
There were a couple of ND lurkers on tRant the past few weeks who did specifically mention how BAD Polian’s Spcl Teams units were @ ND. Now I know there were a bunch of whiney & butt hurt ND lurkers bashing basically everything about BK, his ND Teams & Staff so that’s probably just more of the same BS but not difficult to verify I suppose.
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Srobi1422 months
Ok so making the pat was apparently 97% but what was the chances to both make the pat and win the overtime battle. I’ll tell you it was much less than 47% for that game. These guys make way too much money.
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ThatTahoeOverThere22 months
I'd feel more comfortable if Kelly was wearing some white New Balance shoes.
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lesgeaux22 months
It was odd seeing the purple paired with the charcoal pants for all the coaches
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southsidedell22 months
@lesgeaux the shite yall worry about i swear. Pants.
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ThatTahoeOverThere22 months
The lines on the shirts as well. What is this 1999?
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dandan22 months
Settle down. Kelly knows what he is doing.
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eugene1928LSU22 months
What he seems to be saying is never go for 2. Wish we had tried it, this loss is hard to take.
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xGeauxLSUx22 months
We try it, miss and you rantards are right back here bitchin that we just should've kicked the XP and went to overtime.
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tigersbh22 months
Exactly, Geaux.
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cwil17722 months
I did not think we would win in extra time.
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how33322 months
Boo hoo. Coach O this and Coach O that. Boo hoo
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DrSteveBrule22 months
You can't honestly still be an O supporter after the last 2 seasons
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Akit122 months
Need to update those numbers. I’d bet a successful PAT was 70% based on earlier events, and 2 pointer was 63.62% based on tires FSU players
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theSaltwaterGuide22 months
By your own analytics the PAT was still a higher rate of success. Nice try though.
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Akit122 months
it was an all time moment - 99 yard drive. What a shame
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DeafVallyBatnR22 months
When they scored the final TD it was basically OT. What part of the LSU defense was going to stop them in OT. LSU got lucky to get the 99 yard drive. You go for 2. Win or lose.
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Shooter22 months
It must be rough being that dumb!
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Gulf Coast Tiger22 months
That drive was not luck. It was a great drive by our QB. We still should have went for 2
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DeafVallyBatnR22 months
So you want to call it perfect execution. Okay, that fine we will. What about the rest of the post. I don't fault him for going for the field goal at all. But, if you score the extra point. What's the point of having to do it again to win. When in this situation and the way this game played out.
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Puttmail_39322 months
Finally.
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Hurricane Mike22 months
That's some flawed logic missing a step, either way LSU got its arse beat because FSU played Duquesne
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Yeti_Chaser22 months
Lol LSU got its arse beat because Coach O left us with a shite roster. Those of you who didn't see this coming were delusional
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