I’m not saying which approach is right or wrong here, but this exchange sure sums up a difference in coaching styles:
… The daring gambles of LSU’s Les Miles had one fan wanting Richt to take more risks.
“You watched the `Mad Hatter’ this weekend,” Richt said. “It fired you up.”
LSU ran a reverse for 23 yards on a 4th-and-1 in its upset of Alabama.
“It was exciting,” the caller said. “I think it would give a spark to the guys and it would give them confidence.”
“When they don’t work out, you feel like if I didn’t do that, we might could have won this game without doing that,” Richt said. “You can hurt your team as much as you can help it, but there are times when you do need to take the risk.”