Somebody should tell USC Coach Lane Kiffin that the odds against making a two-point conversion are about 3 to 1, probably worse with some of his unbalanced or widely split-line formations. That’s why almost all coaches, at least above the Pop Warner level, don’t try it unless the score makes it reasonable.
But Kiffin tries it early, fails and spends the rest of the game trying to make up for the lost conversion, only to have more lost conversions to try to make up for.
I’d sure never stake him in a craps game.
David Eggenschwiler Los Angeles :: It’s become obvious to all of us who have watched the first three Trojans games that something is missing from our new coach, Lane Kiffin: a smile for a pass expertly intercepted, a pat on the back for a graceful 97-yard touchdown runback, and just the general joy of playing well on Saturday, and, considering all the odds, being 3-0 early in the season.
If Coach Kiffin’s predecessor taught us one thing, it was that these players are still kids and that college football should be fun.
Susan Stoller Rapp