Ever wonder what goes through the coach's mind before the big game? Former college football coach and TV commentator Ken Woody, author of After Further Review, joined us to share some thoughts on that and other important aspects of the Super Bowl. His book explores everything from the coin toss to the conclusion-- learn the game’s tactics, formations and terms; understand the history that shaped it; and gain new appreciation for its oft-overlooked nuances — all from an expert who has spent his life on the sidelines and in the press box.
Ken says to look for these three statistics throughout the game to be your own analyst:
- Explosiveness -- the number of yards a team makes per play. The team that makes more yards per play on a consistent basis wins 95% of the time.
- Efficiency--the team that makes 3rd down conversions wins 83% of the time.
- Turnovers are always important, but more so in important games like the Super Bowl. The team that turns the ball over less wins a greater percentage of the time.
For more information, visit Ken's website.