Originally Posted by ShawnJ
What pisses me off is when teams run up the score.
So when analysts talk about how proficient a team's offense is-- they use average stats like yards or points per game and it unfairly skews the perception of that team (and thus ranks them higher). Joe Paterno would have never let his kids score 59 unanswered points if he wasn't concerned about other teams running up the scores on their cream-puff opponents. But still, he took his starting quarterback and others out when the score could have been much higher with them in the game.
though i understand your initial reaction, sometimes you just can't help it. let's take oklahoma for a second. they played a north texas team that ran a no-huddle pass-happy spread offense that was very ineffective moving the ball or taking time off the clock against ou's defense and gave oklahoma many more opportunities to score. it was 49 to nothing at the half. the starting qb for ou only played one series in the 3rd and both the 2nd and 3rd team qb's got into the game while only 5 more passes were attempted. you can't go out there and expect your kids, especially 2nd and 3rd teamers, to hold back and not perform to the best of their ability. not only will that get kids hurt, but does absolutely nothing to prepare them for the future.
so i ask you, after knowing that , how would you handle it differently, coach?