Daily Archives: December 14, 2012

No harm, no foul

Quinton Dial will be playing in the national title game.  The hair the SEC split belonged to Aaron Murray:

Shaw, speaking today with the Smashmouth Radio Network on ESPN 97.3 The Zone in Birmingham, said the nature of the play was “very different” than the three that have resulted in one-game suspensions over the past two years.

“This was an interception return. The player being blocked, no question he was the quarterback, but if he moved to participate in the play, he’s a defender,” Shaw said. “From an officiating perspective, we had a missed call. There should have been a flag on the play for a personal foul, unnecessary roughness.”

The conference went on to say that all subsequent action will be handled internally by the two institutions.  I guess Aaron will have to run stadium steps for letting himself be turned into a defender.

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“The fans put you in games, at least at Ohio State.”

Helluva quote from Maurice Clarett about his college days:

“I took golf, fishing, and softball as classes,” Clarett says. “Away from class, anything you can think of I did in my 13 months at Ohio State.” Drugs and women were two of the things. Cars were another—he owned three of them at a time, including a brand-new Cadillac and Lexus. “I was living the NFL life in college,” he says. “I got paid more in college than I do now in the UFL.”

No wonder he loved Jim Tressel.  Not that I believe for a second this was a circumstance unique to Ohio State.

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