Plano Fans you are now Coach Gerald Brence. It is game day - Saturday December 3rd 2005, at Texas Stadium. You have just sent the captains out to center field for the Coin Toss. What do you tell your captains to do? (SLC Fans and Neutrals, please reply from a Plano viewpoint). We know SLC will opt to receive the kick if SLC wins the toss, but what does Plano do when faced with the choice :-
a. Kick-off to SLC or b. Receive the Kick-off from SLC.
This is the conundrum you are faced with.
a. Kick to SLC - In kicking to SLC you give the ball to the State’s best offense, who have scored on each of their opening drives in the play-offs. Against Allen it only took 2 passes and 45 seconds. If SLC scores then Plano are chasing the game from the get-go. But if the Plano defense puts a stop on the Dragons first attack then you make a huge statement and give the whole Plano team a lift, ready for when the Plano Offense takes the field.
b. Receive the kick from SLC – To win the game Plano has to score points, but you are facing SLC’s best ever defense; who has shut down the opening drives of I-Mac, Allen and Abilene. In fact SLC has completely shut-out all 3 play-off opponents in the first half of games. By receiving the ball you keep the SLC offense off the field, but you must put points on the board before giving the ball back to SLC.
Pick your poison. It’s your choice Coach Fan.