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    Re: Officiating last Saturday night.

    I think that was one of the better crews I've seen with the exception of the offensive interference. I am not sure what he was thinking. Also, It was clearly interference on Norwood in the end zone on out last possession, but I think it is kind of like basketball now, thhy didn't want to decide the game on a penalty at the end of the game.

    Still one of the better efforts I've seen from a crew in a while. I hate to see a couple of the crews do our games. Tom Ritter's crew comes to mind.

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    Re: Officiating last Saturday night.

    I think the officials did a good job. As it has been said, they kept the game under control which is also a compliment to both teams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rama Jama View Post
    Still one of the better efforts I've seen from a crew in a while. I hate to see a couple of the crews do our games. Tom Ritter's crew comes to mind.
    Tom Ritter was the alternate on the sideline for the game...

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    Re: Officiating last Saturday night.

    Quote Originally Posted by BamaDude06 View Post
    Tom Ritter was the alternate on the sideline for the game...
    Glad he didn't get to officiate then.

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    Re: Officiating last Saturday night.

    Quote Originally Posted by BFANLC View Post
    That should have been a penalty, you've had "warnings" all the way from popwarner. Should have been a penalty just like the phone call gesture mettenberger made, as well as the tackle of Yeldon that continued 3 yards out of bounds.
    I agree with you on all of the above.

    The clock should not have stopped on that last play and at the very least it didn't start as it should have.

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    Re: Officiating last Saturday night.

    Re the second to last play: the clock stopped with 13 seconds because Hill did not get out of bounds but was hurt. The official stopped the clock until he was off the field. When he got off the field, the umpire moved away from the center/ball. At which point, Mettenberger immediately snapped it. Look at the video, and you'll see the ref indicate with his arm to start the clock when the umpire moved. Mettenberger snapped the ball simultaneous.

    For those asking about Mettenberger's phone signal: he was calling the hotels in Atlanta.

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    Re: Officiating last Saturday night.

    The movement call on LSU when they fumbled late in the fourth, I rewatched that multiple times, that play inparticular and cannot find who htey called it on. Now there may have been movement but if there was it was a very late call, almost after the fumble.

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    Re: Officiating last Saturday night.

    Quote Originally Posted by bamachile View Post
    Yep. I got a flashback of the Cody controversy on that one.
    CJ, I believe...

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    Re: Officiating last Saturday night.

    Quote Originally Posted by RTR91 View Post
    Re the second to last play: the clock stopped with 13 seconds because Hill did not get out of bounds but was hurt. The official stopped the clock until he was off the field. When he got off the field, the umpire moved away from the center/ball. At which point, Mettenberger immediately snapped it. Look at the video, and you'll see the ref indicate with his arm to start the clock when the umpire moved. Mettenberger snapped the ball simultaneous.

    For those asking about Mettenberger's phone signal: he was calling the hotels in Atlanta.


    Hilarious, '91!!!


    Not sure whether it's been discussed in this / another thread, but the story on numerous LSWho sites is that some Bama fans got a hold of Mettenberger's cell number, and had been calling him to, um, wish him well in the game...

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    Hill hit the ground and the line judge signaled to wind the clock. Hill starts to get up normally while simultaniously the line judge signals to stop the clock. It is only after that point that Hill shows signs he is injured. Either the line judge decided that while his body stayed in bounds he reached out of bounds with the ball (like Eli sort of speculated at on the radio broadcast) or he has pshic powers about Hill's injury (the line judge's back was to Hill).

    If it was an injury stoppage there was a mistake because (as I re-watch it yet again as I'm typing this), there is CLEARLY a 2-3 second lapse in time between Owens signal to wind the clock and the center snapping the ball.

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    I am watching the espnu All access with the Sec Refs. It is Tom Ritter's crew for the TN/SC game. It is really interesting and I never realize how much goes into it.


    So props to them for our game, I am sure there was a lot of pressure for them as well.
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    Re: Officiating last Saturday night.

    OK. Everyone has their opinion. Here's mine. The clock was stopped for the injury. However, the clock is only supposed to stop if the player can not get off the field. Obviously Hill got up and limped off the field no slower than he would have being healthy. In that situation,(an offensive player getting injured - fake or not- with no timeouts) a 10 second run off is supposed to be enforced. Had LSU had a timeout, they would have been forced to use it then. I don't think the clock should have been stopped at all since the player was able to get off the field on his own. By rule, since the RB didn't get out of bounds, the clock restarts at the whistle, (ball placed at spot).

    Concerning the offensive PI. We couldn't see from our angle, but it appeared Norwood grabbed the CB's jersey and pulled him back. Otherwise, it could have been a defensive PI. If you watch closely, the CB's shoulder dips down slightly. I have no problem with that call. Had we had a better view, it would have been clearer.

    I didn't like the no call with Mettenberger and the phone, however that was a hilarious caption by RTR91. I saw a few holds that weren't called, but that is with every game. I was a little curious on the illegal procedure calls against LSU. I understand why, but that is an unusual call. I wonder if Saban tipped them off to watch for it. Unfortunately, it didn't hurt LSU any. They still got the TD. If it was an illegal procedure call, it should've been a live ball foul, not a dead ball. They called it false start because they accidentally blew it dead.

    Verne was his usual ignorant, blind, bumbling idiot self.

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    Re: Officiating last Saturday night.

    Quote Originally Posted by glasscutter256 View Post
    I was a little curious on the illegal procedure calls against LSU. I understand why, but that is an unusual call. I wonder if Saban tipped them off to watch for it. Unfortunately, it didn't hurt LSU any. They still got the TD. If it was an illegal procedure call, it should've been a live ball foul, not a dead ball. They called it false start because they accidentally blew it dead.
    Like you, I questioned the timing of those calls. IIRC, one was blown dead immediately and another was not called until the play ended.
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