A lack of making plays proved the difference in loss to USC
Original post made on Nov 19, 2013
During the chaos that ensued after Saturday night after USC's 20-17 upset win against fourth-ranked Stanford at the sold-out Los Angeles Coliseum, Stanford head coach David Shaw didn't have a chance to shake hands with Trojans' interim head coach Ed Orgeron. Shaw tried, but couldn't find him, as many of the 93,607 fans stormed the field. He'll follow up by phone.
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on Nov 19, 2013 at 11:50 am
Coach Shaw is a class act. Tough loss, but handled with grace.
on Nov 19, 2013 at 12:22 pm
Coach Shaw - love him - but he need to take more responsibility for these bad losses. He could start by realizing that he is the HEAD Coach - he is the star, he is point man, he is the reason why recruits will come to play at Stanford -- but he has got to trust his staff. Let your offensive coordinator call the plays the whole 100 yards, not 80. Stop taking over the play calling in the red zone. As someone pointed out in another post, Saban ain't pacing around with a playbook is he?
on Nov 19, 2013 at 2:20 pm
I am loathe to criticize a football coach, as my only tie to college football has been as a fan. But my uneasy feeling that the late-game play calling in Stanford's two losses was atrocious, has been echoed by some media sport pundits. Don't understand why the coaches seem to lose faith in the power run game late in the game. Had the Utah game been put on Gaffney's feet, instead of Hogan's hands, in the closing moments, a different result was likely. Similarly, why was Hogan throwing the ball with about 3 minutes left when the power run game could have advanced the ball, or at least run out the clock for overtime ?