Kirk Ferentz was not happy that Michigan State pulled off a fake punt against Iowa last week. After the game Ferentz vowed to never return a punt again and he appears to be serious about it.
“If you pressed me today, I’d say we may never return a punt again, just because when you do that, you have to turn and go with those guys to shadow them,” he said. “When you do that, you open the door (to a fake). Michigan State did a pretty good job of taking advantage of it, to their credit. ” said Ferentz.
“What helped us a couple of weeks ago we paid for on Saturday and cost us a field goal and a possession. So, yeah, I may be leaning towards where you never see us try to return one again. We may just try to catch it and keep it off the ground.”
Iowa has been caught off guard by the fake punt six times since 2010.