You have to be impressed with the level of sheer chutzpah it takes to say something like this:
… On the Barnhart and Durham radio show Monday, SEC coordinator of officials Rogers Redding said “several players on both teams had their helmets off” on the play, which ended with a penalty on Tennessee for having 13 players on the field. Allowed to run one more play because of the infraction, LSU scored from 1 yard out to win, 16-14.
“We’re always going to allow that immediate, initial, spontaneous burst of emotion,” Redding said. “These are teenagers that are playing a game that is very emotional.
“It would be so technical and so over-officiating to have called anything like that at the very end of the game.”
I guess next time A.J. should just yank his helmet off.
Best of all, as John Pennington notes, four of the officials on the field calling the LSU-Tennessee game were members of the Curles crew that was suspended last season.