How many times have you heard a coach say, “If we win the turnover battle we’ll win the game”?
Thanks coach. But don't shun those cliche-spewing coaches just yet.
Take a look at last year’s Top 10 (really 11 since North Texas, Purdue and Minnesota all tied for 10th) teams in most turnovers and you can see the overused comment is pretty accurate. Those teams went a combined 51-85, and only two teams finished with winning records.
So as we get closer to the 2010 season let’s take a look at those teams and see if they have done anything to improve their fortunes in the “turnover battle.”