I really, truly am tired of whining about the officiating… but then I come across this blurb from David Hale’s blog,
Cox also said that what Tennessee Tech was doing to get Georgia to jump was clearly against the rules and that Georgia’s players pointed it out to the refs several times, but the refs refused to call it. So during practice this week, Cox said that Stacy Searels is making a point of mimicking Cox’s cadence to try to get the line to jump…
and can’t help but wonder what Penn Wagers and Co. are getting paid to do exactly.
The reason I find that exasperating is because it fed right into the team policy of benching players who committed penalties. That’s fine, but there’s a price you pay when the offensive line is getting killed with false start calls.
The policy of pulling a player from the game after a penalty will continue again this week, Richt said, but he wasn’t sure if he would stick to keeping players out for the entire series. Joe Cox said the constant changes last week made thing particularly problematic on the offensive line, with A.J. Harmon coming in at one point having no idea what was going on.
Well, that would hardly make him the only one on the field last Saturday with that problem.