Brady Hoke is a master of understatement.

Upon being informed that a Brigham Young University athletic department employee was one of the three replay booth staffers who were suspended for botching a crucial replay review in San Diego State’s loss last week at BYU, SDSU head coach Brady Hoke had this to say:

“I wouldn’t think that would be appropriate.”

No, I wouldn’t think so, either.  In fact, even Rogers Redding wouldn’t think so.

Here’s the call the review crew botched, by the way (start at about the 1:45 mark):

(h/t Doc Saturday)

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14 responses to “Brady Hoke is a master of understatement.

  1. Brandon

    Happens every day with administrative law judges though.

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  2. Mayor of Dawgtown

    Looks like the SEC isn’t the only league to have issues with who is doing the TV replay review. That said, at least someone at their league office is taking action. There have been so many bad calls thus far this season in UGA games which always seem to go against UGA (some from the TV replay official) that it causes one to question the integrity of what is going on. Most conferences use replay to get the call right. The SEC uses replay as another tool to manipulate the outcome of the game.

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  3. Dog in Fla

    Brady sees Mormons from his front porch.

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  4. Andy

    I always think back to last year’s Arizona St. game. AJ caught a spectacular touchdown catch (as usual). I don’t remember what the original call was on the field, but it was pretty obvious on replay that he had one foot down. Of course, true to form, Georgia did not get the potentially crucial call and we had to settle for a field goal.

    I actually think it was originally called a touchdown and then overturned, which made the replay call that much more indefensible.

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  5. Macallanlover

    Guess the replay officials from the SC first down spot in our game have been hiding out in the Park City area for a few weeks before landing a new gig.

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  6. flukebucket

    The only thing a replay booth does is make the fix more obvious.

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  7. Andy

    I think one of the few things the NFL does better than the NCAA is the review process.

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    • Mayor of Dawgtown

      I’m not saying that there aren’t bad calls in the NFL. That happens there, too. But the NFL seems to actually try to get the bad call corrected and even when there is one that doesn’t get corrected you do not get the feeling that there is an agenda. I watch an awful lot of college and pro football. Are there bad calls in games in other conferences and in NFL games? Sure. But I never come away with the feeling that the refs were trying to influence the outcome of those games. I do get that feeling all the time with SEC games, and not only UGA games.

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  8. 69Dawg

    Color me surprised this past week when the TD run of Aaron was actually called right on replay without us challenging. When you are not in the hunt the or not playing some one in the hunt the refs get better. If we had been playing LSU or Auburn no way that call gets reversed.

    UF is finally getting to see how the game is played. Bama better hope LSU and Auburn have lost a game before they meet or Bama will get the Redding Special.

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    • gastr1

      I agree. I looked at how close his foot was to the line and thought for sure that would be grounds to leave it as it was. I was fairly shocked when they gave him the TD.

      There’s one call that still mystifies me…I think against SCU, where they got like a whole extra yard on the spot on a third-down play and Richt challenged the spot and inexplicably lost despite painfully clear video evidence. My jaw was agape (anew, post-LSU), until I reminded myself that yes, this is the SEC and no, getting it right will not be the goal.

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  9. It may just be from having been in an abusive relationship for so very long, but I have really tried to make an effort to ignore all of the calls whether they are good or bad from the officials in our games. I try really to just focus on what The Dawgs and their adversaries are doing while in play and pretend that the officials don’t even exist.

    It’s not very easy.

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  10. shane#1

    Yeah, the best way to tell if a game is well officiated is when you don’t notice the Zebras. When the Refs become something that must be overlooked there is a problem. I was suprised that the Murray call was overturned too, and I was suprised Richt didn’t call for a review. Then again, the way the Dawgs have been treated he probably didn’t want to waste a timeout. Good thing Penn Wagers wasn’t in the booth!

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  11. Wow. SDSU got completely screwed out of a win.

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