Chad Morris explains Arkansas' horrific fake punt: 'We have actually been working on that for a couple of weeks'
It’s bad enough that Arkansas can’t seem to win any meaningful games on the field but when they embarrass themselves on the field with a horrific fake punt, it doesn’t take long before fans around the nation poke fun at the Razorbacks.
Chad Morris’ program did just that Saturday against Auburn with a fake punt call on fourth and 11 that even had it been successfully executed, it would not resulted in a gain.
So what was the thinking behind that call?
“Yeah, not the result we were looking for,” Morris said after Arkansas lost 51-10 to Auburn. “It was something that they had shown, we have actually been working on that for a couple of weeks. I thought at the time that we needed something to get us kickstarted, just wasn’t moving the chains.
“We needed something to give us a spark and we were going to have to try and steal a possession somewhere. Luckily they missed the field goal so that didn’t hurt us at that point. We were looking for anything to try and get a spark on that one.”
Morris added this comment when asked about the odd execution of the play by the punter’s toss attempt.
“Yeah, it’s just designed to — they had a full-on rush,” Morris said. “Let the rush come and kinda touch pass over the top like a basketball shot, right over the top with (Auburn’s player) running under it.”
If you missed the play, you can check it out below.
This fake punt, uh, did not go as planned. pic.twitter.com/nD9ulfUZfJ
— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) October 19, 2019