Report: coaches & the point spread

Las Vegas Sun: Although it’s not designed for this purpose, the point spread, conveniently enough, at least roughly correlates with the perception and expectations of a football team. A team with a losing straight-up record but a strong showing against the spread can be seen as exceeding expectations — at least for a while. But post losing marks straight up and against the number, and it’s a good bet you’ll be considered a failure. Read entire story below.