You do not sit on an 18-point lead for an entire quarter in the BCS National Championship game. When that lead drops to 11 points you do not continue to sit on it. The fact that his defensive players rescued him from his stupidity does not make it any less stupid; the lead was down to three points. The players are national champions; the coach is an idiot.
I certainly hope the Chargers don't decide to do a fake punt from their own 25-yard line on the first series of their championship game and have their punter throw an interception. In the first quarter, with the score tied at zero all. Idiot.