His team lost, but San Jose State coach already made week's smartest call
Everyone was baffled when San Jose State took its last timeout Friday night against Navy with the clock stopped for a first down. Ron Caragher had a plan. And it worked to perfection — for the moment.
Keenan Reynolds might have had an earlier night if he took a knee in the fourth quarter.
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It was the perfect call, despite the end result of the game.
San Jose State was trailing Navy 31-30 on Friday night. The Midshipmen had gained another first down in Spartan territory with less than three minutes left.
San Jose State had one timeout left. Preserve it, right? The clock was stopped as the chains were moved. A handful of seconds ticked down before SJSU coach Ron Caragher called — and appeared to burn — his final timeout.
What was he thinking?
Caragher had a plan that fooled everyone, especially Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds.