I wanted to bring this discussion out from the game thread after watching the Horns nearly blow a 17-point lead to Miami.
How can a team look so good for the first 35 minutes and so poor for the last five? And as mentioned in the thread, this isn't the first time this has happened (i.e., the Baylor game).
There have been plenty of wins going away this year, but there are a few examples of teams making large comebacks against the Horns. It seems like the team has the "ability" to lose its focus and fail to put away its opponent. As mentioned in the thread, it seems like the team plays better & more focused in closer contested games.
One solution is to abandon the clock-killing stall offense. I know running clock is important, but we've all seen teams go into the stall and it does nothing but kill the flow of their, up to that point, potent offense. Why abandon the gameplan just to kill an extra 10-15 seconds per possession?