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Old 09-11-2013, 10:41 PM
 
Location: In San Antonio
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For all the college fans out there you gotta love the gadet/trick play!!! Well at least when it works. I've seen some not all but there are some that come to mind.

Hook n Ladder
Wishbone Pass
Fumblerooski
Statue of Liberty
Fake punt or field goal pass/run

With that said, who does it best?? When should you call it as a coach?? Best moments when they worked??

I need this, to take my mind of the Longhorns poor start.
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Old 09-12-2013, 08:26 AM
 
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For all the college fans out there you gotta love the gadet/trick play!!! Well at least when it works. I've seen some not all but there are some that come to mind.

With that said, who does it best?? When should you call it as a coach?? Best moments when they worked??

I need this, to take my mind of the Longhorns poor start.

Northern Illinois pulls off the fake punt/ field goal pretty successfully - against Iowa last week and in the Orange Bowl.

Gadget plays are pretty good if they are pulled off exactly as planned, especially when two teams are NOT very familiar with your play calling.

The problem with trick plays is when they start becoming part of your routine (if it worked the last three times, we can do it again ... ). As high risk plays, you stand to lose a LOT when they don't work out.

I remember that one team I followed had a trick play that worked really well in the opener against an inferior opponent. The coach added that to the routine and tried to "trick" the other team 1-2 times per game against superior opponents. It led to a good number of 10-15 yard losses.
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Old 09-12-2013, 02:17 PM
 
Location: South Portland, ME
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And I'd have to say we (Michigan State) have had some of the best trick plays in the past few years. The fake field goal in overtime against Notre Dame being the biggest one.

Boise State is always good for some too it seems like.
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