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SEC officiating crew

Posted on: October 22, 2009 10:27 am

It's not a case of this crew working again. It will. The SEC said it, Nov. 14 they'll be back on the field.

The question is why are they working together again.

They've screwed up before, big time, in the Georgia-LSU game. Clearly, this is a crew that has either misinterpreted the rules, doesn't know the rules or is lazy. Maybe all three. The best way to break up a gang is to break up the gang. Get them away from group think. These group of officials go forward with a scarlet A (no, not for Arkansas).

 I'm not sure but I believe SEC schools make it a habit of listing the game officials on the flip card. Some schools don't. Bravo for the SEC, but the name Marc Curles is going to become a striped lightning rod. He's the official who made the personal foul call in the Arkansas-Florida game. Since then he has been deluged with phone calls, e-mails, threats, etc.

The only way this controversy dies down is that the crew is broken up. Spread them out to other games in the SEC so that their names are less recognizable. The worst thing about baseball right now is that we know any names of the umpires in the playoffs. Unfortunately, the way things are going, the umps are about to pose for an SI cover.

Remember Gordon Riese? You should. He was the replay official who blew the non-fumble call in the Oregon-Oklahoma game three years ago. The on-field crew was suspended. Riese was granted a leave of absence. Because Pac-10 replay crews work in teams, his partner was not allowed to work any more than season. 

Breaking up the band doesn't solve the problem, it sure doesn't diffuse the reaction.


Category: NCAAF

Since: May 23, 2007
Posted on: October 22, 2009 3:29 pm

SEC officiating crew

They should suspend the crew from the FL LSU game also.  I am not sure how they could miss the pass interfearance call on the FL TD.  If you grab the defenders jersey and pull him behind you its pretty blatant.  Its amazing that all of these missed or bad calls seem to be in FL favor.  If I didn't know better I would say the fix is in.

Does anyone investigate this stuff?  There might be some rather large cash deposits to these crews bacnk accounts

Since: Oct 1, 2008
Posted on: October 22, 2009 2:41 pm

SEC officiating crew

The man made a mistake.  It happens if you officiate long enough.  We want officials to be perfect, but that is not going to happen.  Again, the MAN made a mistake.  Why lump all the other guys on the crew into the conversation.  He thought he saw something, that in fact was not there.  Only if one of the other guys saw what "really" happened and did not tell Mr. Curles what they saw should anyone other than the guy that made the call get punished.  Just my opinion.

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