The scariest thing I saw yesterday.

From yesterday’s Pac-12 championship game, this is the most astonishing example of a defensive player timing the snap count I think I’ve ever seen. It happened on a third-and-goal from the one-yard line, to boot.

I swear, that’s like watching a jungle cat pounce on a hapless target. Incredible.



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26 responses to “The scariest thing I saw yesterday.

  1. gastr1

    I don’t watch much NFL, but I think Polamalu has done the same thing a few times.


  2. gastr1

    I’m scared of the possibility of another SEC NC without us being in it. Makes me want to puke. Auburn was the anti-Georgia on the luck front this year. Where’s the OBC’s snarky comments when you need them? It’s not like they’re some big, great team or anything.


  3. MountainDawg

    If the misapplication of that leaping rule called against UGA in the Auburn game is truly based on player safety, why wouldn’t it apply to that situation? It was used against us on a punt with the blockers in an upright position yards behind the LOS, the short yardage play is exactly a FG/Xpoint situation. Was the call simply missed in the PAC12 game? I would be happy to contribute to a fund to move Penn out west to protect their players and leave the SEC forever.


    • SouthGaDawg

      Exactly what I was thinking. When is “leaping” leaping. Is this not as dangerous as leaping on a punt or FG attempt. There was a leaping call in the Tx/BU game yesterday. It was not nearly as violent as this one. I don’t mind this action because it’s football. I just want some clarification. I think this is one of those trickle downs from the “new” NFL (you know the touch football version we are subjected to on Sundays?)


  4. Macallanlover

    Scariest thing I saw was that formation Auburn used where they set a WR on the line as an ineligible receiver and used him (legally) as a pass decoy behind the line to confuse the defense. That was some serious “trick” play thinking that fooled everyone but the refs and the CBS booth,,,,,,but only after they took time to analyze it. There is no way a CFB defensive player would have recognized it on the field of play without prior notice of being alert for it. Added to Malzahn’s placement of a kick returner deep on last week’s FG try against Bama, he looks to be someone that will be trouble in the coming years. That offensive wrinkle of a “shotgun triple option” is going to spread, pun intended.


  5. JasonC

    By the way, a Georgia player was ejected from the game and prohibited from playing in the first half of the bowl game because of this play by Stanford. Penn Wagers wasn’t sure what penalty it was, but he was sure a Georgia player was at fault somehow. The ACC-PD is also looking into the matter.


  6. Dboy

    Patented by LaVar Arrington

    The LaVar Leap on 4th and 1


  7. Will Trane

    Why was that not a penalty? Safety issue. Absolutely no different than the call Penn & Co plus Mike Slive & boys made against us at Auburn. Also why was it not targeting? Stunning.


  8. Nashville West

    This is nothing new for Stanford. Last year they did the same thing repeatedly to USC, Barkley couldn’t get away from center. Stanford has been quietly been playing strong D against prototype spread (Oregon), power (USC) and pistol (UCLA) offenses for years. I don’t like Stanford but they can play with anyone in the country. If you like good D the Rose Bowl is gonna be a great game.


    • Macallanlover

      The job Stanford has done against Oregon the last two games should be scrutinized by all DCs. With the relaxed rules on holding, linemen downfield, personal foul penalties, QB protection rules, etc., this game is morphing into something different from what I want to see.


      • Will (the other one)

        They’re doing it with a 3-4 without a mammoth NT too. Perhaps Grantham can go out to Palo Alto and get some pointers.


  9. Will Trane

    Auburn’s O line makes statement against UGA, Bama, and Mizzou. Definitely the latter two. Goes back to what I say all the time. O line, make their ass quit in the 4th quarter. Running teams are physical. Auburn made Missou quit in the 4th quarter.


  10. Will Trane

    O lines. Top O line player in the ACC and on the number one ranked team in the nation. That would be Cameron Irving out of Colquitt County High School. Seem like I recall Jimbo Fisher and CCHS coach Rush Probst talk about how good he was in high school. Amazing how no one at UGA saw that.


    • Cojones

      What year was he recruited? Was an Auburn coach on UGA’s staff at the time? Did Auburn try to recruit him?

      Just asking questions in trying to solve your mystery.


  11. Will Trane

    Michigan State’s 1st TD caught by a kid out of Fort Valley Georiga. Nick Marshall out of Wilcox County. Cameron Irving out of Colquitt County High. They all go and play out of state and win titles. And in the state of Georgia we pay for their development with taxes, game tickets, booster funds, and etc.


  12. Will Trane

    5 SECGC titles in a row won by the state of Alabama. Now how many kids on their roster from this state. Points to roster management, game management, and game plans. Something CMR is woeful in doing. And then there is Seth Emerson employed by a state news paper and he ranks Vandy ahead of UGA.


  13. uglydawg

    Why not try to time the snap on fourth down? Half the distance to the goal line is all you lose, and then try it again, and again..until it works. Maybe unsportsmanlike, but it will catch on and until UGA tries it and gets penalized, it will be part of the game.


  14. jadams

    That is a penalty. It is a personal foul – 15 yards (half the distance) and an automatic first down.