Larry Scott knows nothing.

Boy, this is embarrassing.

Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott doubled down on Saturday night.

Late last week, when asked if the conference instant-replay policy existed anywhere in writing, Scott said, “I don’t know if there’s a manual or not, but there’s a well-established procedure.”

On Saturday, Scott said to media in Pullman for the Oregon-Washington State game: “I had a chance to look into it … there’s an NCAA rule in writing, but there is no manual. I’m not aware of any manual that exists in our conference or nationally.”

Turns out, Scott is wrong. The Oregonian/OregonLive obtained a printed copy of the 2018 version of that instant-replay manual, titled: “The Pac-12 Conference Instant Replay Manual.”

First Rule of Holes, Larry baby.

Another reason to keep your mouth shut is because the manual itself is nothing to write home about.

A close examination of the 11-page publication could help explain why the conference finds itself embroiled in this instant-replay public-relations nightmare in the first place. The conference replay manual doesn’t include vital components of the instant-replay procedure, is ambiguous and leaves a wide berth for interpretation and instruction that comes from the Pac-12’s centralized command center.

Eh, minor details.

On Saturday, Scott said he doesn’t believe the conference has a credibility issue.

Right.

This guy is the highest paid conference commissioner in the country.  Pac-12, I could do the job without showing my ass (or yours, for that matter) for half the price.  I suspect you could open the phone book and choose a name at random who could do the same.

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8 responses to “Larry Scott knows nothing.

  1. ASEF

    Larry led them over the edge with his “let’s build our own broadcasting company” boondoggle, and now they seem afraid to make a change. But Larry is acting like a guy who knows he’s down to his last straw and has one foot permanently in panic-land.

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  2. 81Dog

    Did you ever consider that on the left coast, the ass showing might be a feature, not a bug?

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  3. AusDawg85

    “Instant replay command center staff have wide discretion in determining the outcome of games to protect the conferences CFP hopes.” Taken from the SEC manual.

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    • ASEF

      That would totally explain why SEC officials flagged Alabama’s opponents in 2017 and 2016 the least of any SEC team. And why Alabama finished dead last in the country those 2 years in the number of flags they drew on their opponents.

      Bad officiating needs calling out, but conspiracy theory stuff doesn’t help that cause at all.

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  4. Russ

    I finally saw the call that started this brouhaha and it was a text-book example of targeting. The QB was wrapped up (defenseless player), the defender launched himself head first and hit the crown of his helmet to the side of the QB’s head. I couldn’t care less about PAC-10 football but that was a horrible call.

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  5. Down island way

    Have viewed a considerable amount of college football these past few weeks (surgical procedure has temporarily chaired this Dawg). Witnessed some/plenty of partially favorable/generous spots/holding/interference fouls to name the most obvious. Conference powers do receive favorable calls/protection and do believe the zebras look away/do not make calls unless so f _ _ _ _ _g obvious the yellow has to come out and at times even the wrong ruling is applied as to minimize the penalty. I get the conversation that an infraction can be called every down, so to speed the game…..Imo, when making that judgement call, the teams that conferences want/need to advance through the season, are, how do we say “rewarded” as such.

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