Have a look at THIS article about the non-targeting call vs WSU!

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  2. dp4life

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    Pac-12 is a clown show thanks to Larry Scott. An independent third party called in and trumped the game official and the replay booth. If that doesn't smack of a conspiracy theory against SC, what does? Isn't #45 (Toa) their best defensive player? Hmm? Maybe this guy Dixon had some money on the game?
    And, Porter's hit was definitely targeting as well.
    Why doesn't college football just adopt the NFL policy and review hits after the game as well? That is, if they are truly concerned with player safety versus just leveling the playing field to fit their parity agenda or other, more sinister motivations.
     
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    This kind of hit was exactly what the rule is intended to address...a defenseless player (the QB no less) taking a helmet-to-helmet shot. Whether the play was over or not is immaterial, as is the severity of injury or lack thereof. There can be no clearer example of targeting than this one.

    I hope Yahoo Sports continues to follow up. They have a long way to go to atone for their culpability in helping launch the NCAA's corrupt investigation on us.
     
  4. IETrojanFan

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    The fact that there's even that sort of protocol in place smacks of amateurism. Where there's smoke...
     
  5. heyrev

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    Oct 11, 2018 at 10:57 AM
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    How do you arrive at a conspiracy theory against USC then? Actually, that no-call you mention on Gustin was more critical than the other. WSU's been crying "conspiracy!" for two weeks. They might have a bigger gripe. Anyway, poor officiating all around.
     
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    Oct 11, 2018 at 11:09 AM
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    Someone on this Board use to post a photo of a football inches short of the the first down chain marker.
    If I’m right it was from a few years ago when SC was playing Stanford. The officials called for a measure to see if Stanford had gotten a first down on a 4th down play. Despite being obviously short, the officials signaled 1st down for Stanford.
    I remember the announcers remarking “What did we just see because that was obviously not a first down mark?” They had a sarcastic chuckle of the obvious screwup.
     
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    Oct 11, 2018 at 11:21 AM
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    Too many people getting paid too much money in this world for incompetence. Not that one guy is better than the other at reviewing stuff, but, that they can't even get the process right.

    "Hey Jim Bob, we'll let you review targeting penalties, OK".
    "OK"
    'Hey everyone, Jim Bob is the only one reviewing targeting penalties and is the only authorized decision maker, OK. The rest of you 60 employees can clear your desks and don't come back. Jim Bob will work out of his trailer for pizza and beer".

    It could be so easy.

    On this particular play, I think by the rules it is targeting. But, I would have a hard time calling it that as well and kicking the dude out of the game. It seems his momentum carried him into JT and he was trying to let up.

    I also think JT is afraid of getting hit. I've seen him give up twice like this. Give up where he didn't need to.
     
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    Oct 11, 2018 at 11:48 AM
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    Somebody updated Woodie Dixon's wiki page. Not sure how long it will stay. What the hell is the general counsel doing in operations? What company does that? Lawyers do legal stuff, they don't run the place.
     
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    Oct 11, 2018 at 11:54 AM
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    It's corruption via sports betting on a wide scale. We're all naive if we think there's no collusion of some sort between Vegas and the major conferences. Does anyone here honestly think Vegas have some geniuses that are so good at data analysis that they can predict point spreads so accurately? Even the most advanced computer algorithms in the world cannot accurately predict the future. When money is involved, people will go to great lengths to get more of it. Everyone think those calls are missed or someone made a mistake; did they miss it or make a mistake? Put yourself in their positions. If the government is willing to turn a blind eye because they are getting their share and there's nobody that can stop you from doing it, wouldn't you?
     
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    Oct 11, 2018 at 12:42 PM
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    Well, the conspiracy could go something like this: the replay ref was so pissed about the 3rd party overturn from the Toa non targeting conclusion that he decided to level the playing field on the Gustin hit and not buzz down to the field.
    It's the 3rd party overturning the ref and replay booth on the Toa hit that smacks of conspiracy. That dude should be investigated - somehow I wouldn't be surprised if he had money on the game.
     
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    IMO, conclusions from this discovery include:
    • Larry Scott still does not have a competent person heading-up football officiating and he has been too hands-off and lackadaisical considering the magnitude of the problem and the lack of improvement. He has no excuse for being unaware or allowing this to continue on his watch. He needs to be held accountable for his ineptitude.
    • He's dishonest. He initially denied the report. Do you really believe that the head of officiating would be OK with an attorney making calls or that he wouldn't have protested? Larry had to have known what was going on. Conclusion: the league office has big time cultural and management issues.
    • There is every reason to believe that there is bias, corruption and/or conspiracy involved especially when you consider the history of bad calls and high number of penalties called against SC.
    • This is probably the tip of the iceberg.
     
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    Oct 11, 2018 at 5:21 PM
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    Not always what you see...

    https://www.businessinsider.com/why-nfl-uses-chains-2016-1
     
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    Oct 11, 2018 at 6:36 PM
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    Community involvement award for doing court mandated community service? LOL you can't make that shit up.
     
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