If of course it is being utilized by the opposing coach.
Jeff Tedford's play calling today looked like it was coming from KD's back pocket. I just don't understand what he was thinking and how he thought that type of conservative offense would win this game. Well maybe he thought since his opponent was Karl Dorrell that he could win today's game from his kitchen table. I don't know.
I never played football (too busy being a cheerleader and not enough body mass) so before I jump to criticize a coach's play calling I try to consider the idea that there may be some complexities or nuances to football that I don't recognize. But still some of these coaching decisions just don't make sense.
For example, I will never understand why Karl Dorrell even considers punting the ball away while in his opponent's territory. I will also never understand why last year in South Bend Karl Dorrell, in the final possession, ran the ball up the middle to no avail but then this year against Notre Dame decided to throw the ball against a team with a horrible rush defense. Again to no avail. Last week I couldn't understand why Tedford, rather than go for a tying field goal, left his first-time-off-the-bench freshman QB on the field to try and pull out a win in a high pressure situation where there was a strong possibility that he would choke (which he did). And today, I did not understand why Jeff Tedford, looked like a graduate of the Karl Dorrell School of How to Coach Conservatively and Lose Everytime.
If KD can just get a few more copies of his playbook to the remaining conference coaches, then the PAC 10 title may very well be his. It will be a great going away gift to take with his office belongings at the end of the season.