Two thoughts I had reading this: (1) this is what I love about college football, the creativity that comes from doing more with less; and (2) it’s kind of funny to hear a coach declare, “You want to put people on their heels” in the context of PATs.
Though I must say after watching Georgia’s offense this season, I’m a little jealous to hear a coach talk like this:
“We look at numbers and how people line up to us and if it’s a good look we run it,” UNH offensive coordinator Ryan Carty explained. “I’m in the booth so I get a good vision of things and I count numbers. I can see whether it’s man or zone. Things like that.
“We’ll have some plays that we practice throughout (the season), but when we use them we have to go on to the next one. There’s some plays based on what we see defensively that they do that we’ll put in that week. A lot of them are ways to get our best players in space.
“We have our aggressive operations, and then we have our, ‘This is when it has to happen.’ We have our chart, just like everybody, and we follow that chart to a T. That’s a little different.”
UNH has made five of its nine two-point-conversion attempts this season. The Wildcats are 1 of 2 when they have run the ball on conversion attempts, and 4 of 7 when they have passed.
Carty said UNH will go for two at any point in the game as long as the coaches feel like they have an edge.
“There’s definite forethought to it,” he said. “There are plans. It goes along with our overall philosophy on offense, which is attack.”
I guess there’s a difference between attacking the day and attacking the defense.