Earning their paycheck

I’m shocked, shocked anyone could suggest this:

Georgia State coach Shawn Elliott insinuated that No. 23 Auburn benefitted from some home cooking from SEC officials when a late review upheld a questionable Tigers’ reception which set up the game-winning touchdown late in the fourth quarter…

“They had a little bit of help on that review where the ball was incomplete,” Elliott said. “It should have been put back on the 30-yard line. But you know when you play in the SEC you gotta take the hits. And they gave us a real gut punch on that call. So we appreciate that.”

The best part was seeing all the social media comments from offended ‘Bama fans about the blown call.  Like Birmingham’s only supposed to work like that for one program… ha, ha.  Oh wait, they were serious about that?



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30 responses to “Earning their paycheck

  1. NotMyCrossToBear

    I hate Auburn. F’ing cheaters.

    Liked by 4 people

  2. Auburn is consistently the luckiest team in the country.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. gurkhadawg

    Great response from Shawn Elliot. He got across how disgusted he was along with a little humor.

    Liked by 3 people

  4. iusedtopostasmikecooley

    Dirtiest program in college football gets help from the officials to beat Georgia State. Then they dance and strut around after a desperation win and receiving help to beat…Georgia State. Nice, Auburn. I hope Kirby tries to hang seventy on them.

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    • gastr1

      Speaking of hanging big numbers, someone tweeted yesterday asking if Vandy was “about to eat an 80 burger.” Thought that was funny. Possibly would have happened if not for the running clock.

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  5. akascuba

    I don’t blame their coach it was a terrible call. Nefariously done I doubt it just incompetence.

    With the current system it’s easy to believe in back of their minds my paycheck comes from Birmingham I want to keep my job. Does Bama always seem to get calls when needed in conference play. They seem to is that a fact, opinion or just a random act of chance. As long as the SEC officials are so closely tied to Tuscaloosa this perception or reality exists.

    All I’m sure of is with the money the SEC has available there has to be a way to improve officiating in the conference. Is there a will to do so it appears to be no so far.

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  6. ASEF

    Auburn’s +4 with Ws thanks to SEC refs over their last 17 games.

    Plus freaking 4.

    But sure, let’s pretend they’re all-in for Bama.

    Auburn skates on this shit constantly. So does the SEC.

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  7. practicaldawg

    You get the feeling that Gus left his rabbit’s foot somewhere in JH, and that concerns me


    • SoCalDawg

      Was about to post the same. Considering how UCF lost to Louisville, and now this. . . it seems Gus left one moving box behind and the rabbit foot was in it. It’s probably buried in some obscure JH stadium corner somewhere weilding its foul juju from within. Herbie thinks the Portal Master is a magician? Wait til he sees the tape. AU had zero business winning this game.

      Cue the class tape, frozendawg: “Auburn Football Sucks”

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  8. Russ

    Auburn sucks. That call was horrible and they still should have lost, even with it.


  9. 3rdandGrantham

    There is a thread about it on the AU 247 site, where ~80% of them are convinced it was a catch and thus the correct call was made. Insane. Funny thing is that, if the roles were reversed, they would be screaming foul about reply holding up a GSU catch which clearly was incomplete.

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  10. CB

    This follows the stolen third down at Penn St last week when they still lost. Then there’s last season when Auburn had about three game changing calls that they benefitted from. Helped them beat Arkansas and Ole Miss, and I’m pretty sure there was one other.


    • ASEF

      Alabama-Auburn 2019

      Got a first down right before half with the clock at 3 and no time outs. Officials let Gus talk them into reviewing the first down and clock – and then gave them an untimed down to set up for a FG.

      No way they get to the line and clock it in 3 seconds. Free 3 points. Which ended up being the margin.

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  11. It definitely looked like the ball hit the ground. Still, GSU had a chance to get a 4th down stop and let the future Heisman Trophy favorite throw a TD pass.


    • Yeah, this is kinda the crux of it. Terrible call. But, GAState had 4 more opportunities to get off the field. This call wasn’t a “our guys did something great in this moment and were robbed” call …. this call was, “Auburn is fucking Auburn and they’re shit, but we’ll let them get away with it”.

      Two guys had a chance for a sack, and the DB let the receiver get space and make a play. (Also 90% percent sure Auburn did some fairly egregious holding on that play)

      The Panters just got beat in a moment when their lack of depth and raw talent finally showed up.

      I’m just glad GAState stole “Moral Victory of the Year” from Florida.


      • iusedtopostasmikecooley

        Since Florida has come up in the conversation, I watched their game last night having seen none of their moral victory over Bammer. I am not impressed like so many here seem to be. Tennessee is a terrible football team. And Florida in no way looked dominant against them. Tennessee shot themselves in foot a few times when they were driving and the game was close. Florida had a late touchdown to make the margin look a little better for them but against a very bad Tennessee Florida didn’t look like anything special at all.


        • HirsuteDawg

          yeah, Tennessee made Florida look better than they are – but that may have been a hangover for the gators from the Alabama game.


          • iusedtopostasmikecooley

            Yeah that’s reasonable. Like I said I didn’t watch any of their moral victory game but I tend to think they’ve been oversold.


    • iusedtopostasmikecooley

      You too, huh? After the Auburn quarterback threw that touchdown I told my buddy, “He thinks he’s a Heisman candidate now.”


  12. I was driving somewhere, listening to the GSU radio broadcast, and Dave Cohen (longtime voice of the Panthers) said it looked like a legit catch in his opinion. I felt okay about it until I saw this replay. Ugh. Fucking Auburn.


  13. ericstrattonrushchairmandamngladtomeetyou

    I remember when video replay was introduced. It was supposed to fix things like this. But no, in the SEC video replay is used to mask bad calls from and also reverse correct calls as long as they help the right team win. We talk a lot on this blog about how you have to beat the refs too in order to beat Bama—and IMHO that’s true. But you have to beat the refs to beat Auburn too. Anybody doubts this needs to watch the end of the 2013 Georgia-Auburn game where an Auburn LB launched and hit Aaron in the ear hole with the crown of his helmet as time ran out—no flag. I’m not sure why but proximity to the SEC office in B’ham May have something to do with it.

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    • iusedtopostasmikecooley

      I’ll throw in the totally arbitrary nature of the targeting call and how it or at least when it is enforced. It’s a joke. It seems clear to me, leading with the helmet into the helmet of another player, not to include when said other player ducks his head at the last second and causes a helmet to helmet collision unless you’re going to then penalize the ducking player. The way the officials act like there is so much nuance to this is strange. Last night a Tennessee player trucked the Florida punt returner after he had signaled for a fair catch and led with his helmet. He was flagged for hitting after the fair catch but there was no targeting call. Co feast that with targeting calls like the one on Lorenzo Carter at Vandy a few years ago where he pulled up as the qb was making his throw and lightly ran into him with his hands touching they guy’s face mask. That was called targeting but the play last night wasn’t.


  14. HirsuteDawg

    besides being lucky and besides having the refs give them favorable calls – AUBURN CHEATS – screw ’em

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  15. Texas Dawg

    Maybe now that the REPEATED display of embarrassing SEC officiating incompetence has been exposed to the whole college football world, we will get some movement on improvement. SEC fans have know for year that we have a combination of the 3 blind mice mixed with the 3 stooges calling games. When it was an “in the family” issue the SEC could keep it under wraps. With all the high profile interconference game screw ups witnessed by the whole world, maybe the SEC home office will finally be embarrassed enough to address the issue. Not holding my breath, but maintaining small sliver of hope.


  16. theorginaldawgabides

    I knew as soon as I saw who was on the monitor that the call wouldn’t be overturned. Mark Curles has been a cheating douchebag all the way back to his days at a tiny private school in Camilla. The dude actually went to a Juco, before transferring to Tech. And once there, he had to drop engineering. Now he’s just a tubby, middle-aged financial advisor in Birmingham masquerading as an SEC referee.

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