Yes. Pull him. That’s what we did. We had a 7 Pt lead, we had all the momentum, we had Tech on their heels, our Defense needed to be off the field … so what do we do … pull the guy with the scorching hand, put in a RSVP frosh who already has enough on his plate with return and receiver duties, and then we run I don’t even know what to call that **** but it was/is absolutely inexcusable and predictably backfired and fed right into a Tech TD to tie the game.
I don’t care if it was Briles or Apple, Apple should have squashed it before it even happened. “Oh, we wanted to give them a different look”. Guess what genius, the looks we were giving them were doing just fine.
Had we burned clock and given the D more rest or even scored then we have them in a near panic mode.
No Apple apologists need to defend him here. An absolute bone head of bone head decisions. No winning coach would pull crap like that.
While Apple is blaming the D, he needs to have that joke spelled out to his face and make him own up to that ridiculous beyond words decision.