Coaching creativity leaves mark on BCS bowls

Updated: May 21, 2008, 11:06 AM ET
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com

We remember BCS bowls for what happens on the field, but many games are shaped and decided by the coaches prowling the sidelines. Boise State coach Chris Petersen reached play-calling nirvana in the 2007 Fiesta Bowl, making an intrepid series of creative calls as the Broncos rallied for an overtime win. USC coach Pete Carroll has had decisions boom or backfire in six BCS bowl appearances. Coaches such as Joe Paterno, Rich Rodriguez and Steve Spurrier also have left their marks on BCS bowl games. ...

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