McElwain weighs in on "no punt" philosophy
- Published: Thursday, 16 August 2012 15:49
- by Doug Samuels
With conference foe Rocky Long and San Diego State considering not punting after crossing the 50 yard line, reporters were curious to get Jim McElwain's viewpoint on the subject.
After referencing one local high school coach that shares Pulaski Academy's (AR) Kevin Kelley's philosophy, McElwain explained, "Call me old school, but I still think you win off field position."
He further noted that "Theoretically, really, when your sitting and looking at the percentages, and especially, let's say it's third and six...You can actually treat it like a run down and get in fourth and manageable."