A high school coach in Arkansas has developed a new football strategy: His team never punts. And he always employs the on-side kick. Coach Kevin Kelley developed these tactics from a study of football statistics; though the team often gives up the ball on downs, the increased number of possessions pays off in the long run. (Go here for the math.) The coach has an .833 record since adopting this strategy, and his team has won the state championship three times. This season the team is 10-0. Details and a video of how and why this works after the jump.
From RivalsHigh – Arkansas coach punts traditional game plan:
Kevin Kelley decided to flip football convention on its head after Pulaski (Ark.) Academy’s second game of the 2007 season.