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Meyer first to test SEC suspension or fine?

Posted on: November 4, 2009 11:33 am
Edited on: November 6, 2009 9:23 am
 
In what might be the first test of the SEC's new edict against critical coaches, Florida's Urban Meyer criticized what he perceived as a missed call Saturday vs. Georgia.

Georgia's Nick Williams seems to hit quarterback Tim Tebow late on this play. During the SEC conference call Wednesday morning, Meyer said, "That should have been a penalty in my opinion."

That seems to put Meyer in danger of being suspended or fined per the law laid down Friday by Mike Slive. When I talked to the SEC commissioner on Saturday, he was adamant about coming down hard on any further criticism of officials or calls. Slive is the sole arbiter of the penalties and will apply them with discretion.

Does Meyer's comment qualify?

Spikes was suspended for the first half of this week's Vanderbilt game. Later, Spikes suspended himself for the entire game.

It's now Friday and there are critics in the media asking when and if the SEC is going to do something. It's obvious Meyer is going to coach this week, but will Meyer be around for next week's South Carolina game. What the SEC office cannot do is stay silent. Slive created this situation, he is going to have to rule on each one individually. We clearly seem to have a violation here, but how severe?

C'mon Mike.
Category: NCAAF
Tags: Florida, Georgia
 
Comments

Since: May 6, 2007
Posted on: November 4, 2009 7:04 pm
 

Meyer first to test SEC suspension or fine?

After Florida has benefitted from numerous bad calls and non calls all of the sudden NOW they have a problem with what they say is a missed call?  About time Karma came around to take a bite out of them.  Or should we say a Gator Chomp.  Amusing



Since: Jul 3, 2008
Posted on: November 4, 2009 6:47 pm
 

Meyer first to test SEC suspension or fine?

To compare Meyer saying a late hit should have been called a penalty to Kiffin taunting the SEC to send him a reprimand that means nothing and Florida and Alabama getting preferred treatment is absurd. Kiffin wasn't talking about the reprimand, he was talking about the letter that Bobby Petrino received in the mail stating that the officiating crew in the Arkansas-Florida game blew some calls.  That's the meaningless letter, Mike Slive is just really sensitive.

One guy is looking out for a player while the other is making a scene to continue his belief that any recoginition is good for UT.
Then why are we only hearing about it after the mess with Spikes comes out?  Why didn't we hear about this the second that Meyer saw the video?

Meyer came out and said that a referee was standing right there and the same referee completely missed the late hit.  However true it may be, it is no different from Lane Kiffin saying that Alabama should be penalized for Mt. Cody taking off his helmet.  Before anyone jumps on me, Kiffin was wrong that the Vols should have received another chance at the field goal.  The flag should still have been thrown.  The ball was still live.


@00:15, notice the umpire point to the ball out to an Alabama player.



Since: Aug 18, 2008
Posted on: November 4, 2009 5:48 pm
 

The SEC Wont Punish The Coach They LOVE So Much

      
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p;      The SEC will not punish the coach that they have proven they are in love with. They may fine him just for SHOW. But they will NEVER suspend this clown. They have thrown games for him this year, now you think they will suspend him. NOT. Three games that they helped the gators win. If the SEC zebras and the ones in the replay booth had done their job UF could have lost any or all of the three games. So do you think the same SEC will suspend their love coach. Just like all the celebration calls that were made this year. Has timmy "GOD" toeblow been called for one celebration after all his taunting. Not one. The love for meyer and toeblow have got their way all year and will now too.



Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: November 4, 2009 5:35 pm
 

Meyer first to test SEC suspension or fine?

Shut up, Dennis.  You are nothing but a Gator-hating, Notre Dame homer MORON!!!



Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: November 4, 2009 5:09 pm
 

Meyer first to test SEC suspension or fine?

Meyer was responding to a question and he measured his words carefully to avoid being punished. To compare Meyer saying a late hit should have been called a penalty to Kiffin taunting the SEC to send him a reprimand that means nothing and Florida and Alabama getting preferred treatment is absurd. One guy is looking out for a player while the other is making a scene to continue his belief that any recoginition is good for UT.

And what does the last paragraph about Spikes have anything to do with Meyer commenting on a play. You already smacked Meyer for his lame punishment, Dodd. Let it go.




Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: November 4, 2009 5:03 pm
 

Meyer first to test SEC suspension or fine?

I am tired of Slive.  I wish he would fix the officiating and stop worrying about what the coaches say as everyone can see how bad SEC officiating has become.

What is humorous is that it is Urban "I get all the calls" Meyer complaining about the officiating.  With good zebras Florida loses to both LSU and Arkansas.



Since: Sep 19, 2008
Posted on: November 4, 2009 4:47 pm
 

Meyer first to test SEC suspension or fine?

Extremely Smart.....Now he's covered it.  Spikes got a joke punishment.  The SEC could say something about it, but Spikes has already been punished.



Since: Nov 4, 2009
Posted on: November 4, 2009 4:33 pm
 

Meyer first to test SEC suspension or fine?

Sigh,  If Meyer didn't publicly criticize the non-call, then how do we know about it?  My guess is the Meyer saw the nation-wide outcy against Spikes and the wrist slap suspension.  He critizes a non-call of an unnecessary roughness penalty against Ga. which points out "chippy" play by them.  He does it in the name of player safety.  When he gets suspended for a game, the heat is off Spikes, Florida goes from being the scourge of the NCAA to the team who had its coach suspended for standing up for player safety and they should have no trouble against Vandy.  Pretty smart, actually.



Since: Nov 2, 2009
Posted on: November 4, 2009 3:55 pm
 

Dodd, you are ridiculous

Ok, Dodd---now you are just trying to get the award for Gator-Hater of the Year.

You go on and on about Brandon Spikes' attempted eye-poke, get on a 15-hand high-horse about how wicked Brandon Spikes is, lead a torch-and-pitchfork mob to storm the Urban Meyer castle for only suspending Spikes for half a game (discipline well beyond your friend Rich Rodriguez when it came to Mouton and Ortmann), yet when presented with clear evidence that Nick Williams engaged in a flagrant cheap shot against Tim Tebow earlier in the game, your only reaction is to suggest that Meyer should be punished for MENTIONING IT?!?!

Hey---do you remember the Tebow concussion matter?  Do you think Williams was trying to take Tebow out of the game?  Do you realize there's a danger of DEATH with successive concussions?  Of course you do.  You realize it when you pillory Meyer for playing Tebow after the concussion.  You forget it when a Georgia Bulldog takes a cheap shot at Tebow to knock him out of the game.

If the cosmic web had an associated adjective, that's how big a hypocrite you would be.



Since: Dec 25, 2006
Posted on: November 4, 2009 3:39 pm
 

Meyer first to test SEC suspension or fine?

Just count one thousand one, one thousand two and I think one can get to one thousand 3 when the Georgia # 29, Nick Williams, cheap shots Tebow.  As far as Spikes goes, he had his helmet ripped off twice and was a little ticked at Georgia's dirty play when he when after the Georgia RB.  Still, he was wrong, but it appears Georgia got the ball rolling with their dirty play.  Just because Tebow and the Gators are better does not give a team the right to play dirty. 


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