A reader said to me yesterday that Lane Kiffin being 0-11 in games where USC fell behind by 7+ points in the second half was “typical” of most coaches. I don’t think so.
So I looked at how two coaches did last season in similar circumstances. Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez won games where he trailed USC by 15 points and Nevada by 17 in the second half.
Even better, Stanford coach David Shaw won five games. Stanford trailed USC by 7 points; Arizona by 14, Oregon State by 9, Oregon by 7 and UCLA by 7. And the Cardinal won all of those games.
So being 0-11 does not seem like the norm.