Kevin Kelley, Head Coach of Pulaski Academy (Little Rock, AR), is on the show this week to discuss his unique strategic philosophy. Known as the “coach who never punts”, Coach Kelley has leveraged his offensive acumen, love of advanced stats and commitment to onside kicking to lead his team to three state championships since 2003. He and Dave break down the data underlying his strategies, dive into the details of how he executes his special teams plays and discuss the differing ways the football world has responded to his success.
If you're interested in learning more about Coach Kelley and the Pulaski Academy Bruins, check out the following links:
Grantland Channel: "The Coach Who Never Punts"
New York Times: "Punting Less Can Be Rewarding, but Coaches Aren't Risking Jobs on It"
The New Yorker: "The Case Against Punting"
ESPN (TMQ): "It's time to punt that punter!"
Sports Illustrated: "Down 29-0 before touching the ball"
Youtube - "Pulaski Academy Onside Kick Highlights", "NFL Films Presents"
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