The notion that defense wins championships is as old as Joe Paterno's white socks. It has been handed down from coaching generation to coaching generation. Knute Rockne rallied his players behind it. Bear Bryant mumbled it. Bud Wilkinson preached it.
And now football has passed it by.
How many coaches have you heard say, "If they can't score, they can't win." The problem is, in the 21st century, they can score. Defense wins championships? Look again. USC scored 55 points to humiliate ...
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