Rogers Redding has a dream.

Sure, he’s full of shit, but it’s a dream nevertheless.

And you have to like this line of defense if his officials don’t get the call right.

“It’s really up to the players,” Redding says. “If they do what they’re supposed to do, we won’t have a problem. If they make the choice they should make and that the coaches want to make, there won’t be an issue. But there will be somebody. They’re teenagers, for goodness sake.”

At least that’s an excuse for the kids.  What’s his when his refs completely blow a call?


Filed under College Football, The NCAA

29 responses to “Rogers Redding has a dream.

  1. Dog in Fla

    “That’s my hope, that’s my dream, that it will be so obvious to the entire world,” Redding says. “There will be people who disagree with it. If there are 50 guys in a bar, if 45 say it’s a great call, I’ll be happy. Don’t hold me to that number, though.” Rogers’ thereby assures that his almost quantitative analysis of 45 out of 50 guys drinking, plus or minus whatever, to determine when a player gets uppity will not match the unattainable dream that his officiating krewes will not mete out unilateral punishment by qualitative analysis to ensure that the SECCG maintains its status as one semi-final for the BCSCG.

  2. Gravidy

    Ol’ Rogers is quite a fellow, huh? Here he is blaming players for the inevitable mistakes of the paid professionals he oversees…and two months ahead of time, no less. Yep. He’s quite a fellow.

    • Scott W.

      God bless a man who can decide someone is wrong before they can even voice their opinion. I can see why he ended up in officiating as a hobby.

      • Dog in Fla

        “Starting this season, an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty could erase a touchdown in certain circumstances.”

        Just wait until Gregg Doyel finds out about this.

    • Stoopnagle

      SEC refs are professionals?

  3. JaxDawg

    I know the penalty put the D on their heels but they failed and cost us the game. The penalty didn’t lose the game for us but it did have impact. Georgia football involves having a D you can count on, one you want ON the field, not one that you hope stays OFF.

    • Dog in Fla

      Our defense should be great this year. Am looking forward to some wins with scores like 17-7 rather than 41-38 for a change.

      • Nate Dawg

        How bout 41-7?!? Dream big baby!

        • Dog in Fla

          heh…I used to be able to dream big but living down here I’m dreaming like a guy in a Rogers Redding bar because of shellshock from our results v. Florida. I’ll take a 41-7 or a 51-7 win any day. What I really hope for is a crushing defense for a change.

          • Nate Dawg

            Hang in there, DIF, we need all the help we can get down there. And I’m with you, wouldn’t hurt my feelings a bit to see some ol’ school type wins.

    • James Stephenson

      Right, but momentum plays a huge part. Say UGA kicks off and LSU gets it at the 20-30. Now players are looking at 80 yards and little time. But instead they get it on GA’s side, if I remember correctly and all the sudden it’s like, we can win this.

    • fuelk2

      Actually, the real problem is that it made us rely on our biggest weakness at the time – kickoff coverage. To compound the problem, we pull out some sort of ridiculous coverage play we don’t even know how to run.

      By getting the good return, LSU then didn’t have to rely on their biggest weakness – Jordan Jefferson.

      I don’t disagree with your point, but I would’ve LOVED to see how that game turned out without the penalty.

  4. 69Dawg

    Roger didn’t go to Georgia Tech for nothing, he can make an excuse only a Techie could love. The only good thing about Roger being the National guy is that his sorry butt is no longer the SEC Head dickwad. Now maybe UGA will catch a break.

    While we are at it how does Bray from UT not get a 15 yarder for his throat slash that everybody in the country saw except the officials in the UT NC game?

  5. Castleberry

    Am I the only one who sees a lot more harm to the game from this taunting rule than any act of taunting?

    Let me ask another way. If Tebow had dreds, a grille, and inked up arms, does he get away with half of the crap he pulled after a three yard first down run??

    If Fairley diving at Murray’s knee and then doing the WWE style “check out my championship belt” gesture doesn’t get caleld, why even have subjective rules at all. I’d rather them get rid of all the taunting / celebration rules.

    Sorry Coach Dooley.

    • gastr1

      I hate seeing that clip. It still burns. What did AJ do???

      I think right in that question there, though, is the logic to this: remove all ambiguity and take the judgment out of the call, and what will happen? The only calls that will be made are the ones that were so obvious even a Rogers Redding could have seen it.

      To wit: AJ’s call and several famous others (such as Jake Locker’s) happened TWO years ago before they made the penalty even stricter in the off-season preceding 2010. What was the response? Hand-wring, gnashing of teeth, calls for sacrificial bonfires, etc. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I think I remember that there were far fewer controversial celebration penalties last year compared with 2009 when the referees could interpret the call. So they had that issue with the Kansas State player in the Insight Bowl…he did actually commit the act. Now, you make the penalty even harsher, there can be no possibility of misinterpretation and the fear of losing points makes it that much clearer. All of it.

      This should just about take the penalty off the table. I bet they go the whole year without having to call it more than once in all of D-1.

      • fuelk2

        You’re probably right. It’s not often that we see college kids go into celebration mode before they score (save the occasional somersault/leap before getting into the endzone – I’m looking at you Tony Gilbert and Damien Gary). Celebrating after the score would still be a dead ball foul.

      • Dog in Fla

        gastr1, any good conspiracy theorist worth his salt will take that bet because if conference business purposes require ‘bad’ calls, which coincidentally seems to have been the case since we started having a team in the BCSCG every season, this eraser is going to be called more than once (such as, whenever needed) and it will be in a big 3:30 SEC game or a big night game involving one or more of our highly ranked team(s) from Oct. 22, 2011, through Dec. 3, 2011.

  6. How in the hell did Rogers Redding get promoted? It’s like finding out NBC replaced Jeff Zucker with Stan O’Neal.

  7. Bitter


    I miss him already…

  8. Bright Idea

    What about the OBVIOUS showboating that does not get called even if it slaps you in the face?

    • Mayor of Dawgtown

      Do you mean like Tyler Bray in the UT bowl game? How about Chris Fairley during most of the regular ’10 season? Or Tim Tebow on virtually every scoring play for his entire career. There are countless other examples. And the NCAA is going to let the refs, with their history of dubious calls, take away scores because of their subjective interpretations of what is a celebration? Slippery slope and IMHO very dangerous for the NCAA. I hope this causes a complete furor because of an obviously biased call in an important nationally televised game (like the Big-10 Championship Game or some such) and results in the downfall of the NCAA which, after all, is only viable as long as its member institutions are willing to follow its edicts. I can see where it is possible that something so obviously awful and unfair happens that an entire conference decides to withdraw from the NCAA. If one BCS conference leaves look for others to join it in leaving and forming a new governing body. Bye, Bye NCAA. They certainly deserve it.

  9. Mayor of Dawgtown

    Rogers Redding is a douchebag. The fact that he has advanced in the world of college football refereeing is a red flag that things are not right with college football. IMHO the guy should be in the penitentiary for fixing games. Instead he gets promoted..

  10. 2011-dawgtrain

    Mikie was the worst , celebrating early.

  11. Rogers Redding

    Memo from: Rogers Redding To: Mike Slive Dear Commissioner, Have you seen what those guys on that that Get The Picture blog are saying about me? You promised that if I did what you wanted and fixed all those games so the SEC would always have a team in the BCS Championship Game that you would cover for me. Thanks for arranging this promotion but it’s not enough. Since everybody has figured out what I did I am being subjected to ridicule. I want some BIG money. The conference cleaned up on this and I want my share of the pie. Have $1,000,000 wired to that account that I have in the Cayman Islands which I told you about by noon tomorrow or else I go public and tell everybody I was acting on your orders. I am dead serious about this so you had better do like I say or else. Rogers (What? This email went out on that Get the Picture blog by mistake? HOLY SHIT!!! WHERE”S THAT COMPUTER GUY? HOW DO I SCRUB THIS OFF THE NET?!!!!!)