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Watching a game from last weekend tonight.   Cal vs. BYU.   Scrimmage kick  (PUNT) for BYU.   Receiving team ( CAL) calls for a fair catch. CAL teammate is engaged with a blocker in pursuit and the CAL blocker hits the player that signaled for the fair catch and knocks him down.  Ball is grounded and goes by him where a BYU player catches the ball as it bounces up to him at the 30 yard line.       White hat really screwed up this interpretation.   He gets on the MIC and announces ILLEGAL TOUCHING by the kicking team.     The reality is, NOBODY touched the kick until the BYU player caught it at the CAL 30 yard line.  That's NOT illegal touching    

The announcers ( as usual) were totally lost in what was being called.  They had it totally wrong as they were thinking Kick Catching Interference because all they kept pointing out on the replay was the Cal player hit his own man and its not a penalty.    For those of you following this thread, there's a post earlier where I talk about what constitutes illegal touching.  This was NOT illegal touching it was merely "downing" the ball to end the play.    There was absolutely NO reason at all for the white hat to announce anything in this situation much less call it illegal touching.

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WarTiger,

 In the above example, did they flag it as illegal touching and mark off any penalty distance?  That would really have been bad if not corrected.

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Just now, GBAU83 said:

WarTiger,

 In the above example, did they flag it as illegal touching and mark off any penalty distance?  That would really have been bad if not corrected.

No.  Fortunately they knew enough to NOT throw a flag for it or try to mark off a distance penalty.   So, they at least did that right.  :lol: 

On a side note, I'm really nitpicky when it comes to areas of coverage and CAL just ran a wheel route play that went for a touchdown.  It was a play probably 40 yards or more.   8 man officiating crew on a deep pass/long run, who is responsible for the goal line and signaling touchdown?   Answer the BACKJUDGE.   The side judge and field judge (positions we refer to as DEEP WING official) are supposed to stop around the 3 yard line and NEVER go to the goal line there and the backjudge signals touchdown.   On the play above, the backjudge was 8-9 yards deep in the endzone and the deep win signaled the touchdown at the goal line.    What good is the backjudge doing 8 yards deep in the endzone on a play that ENDS at the goal line?  He shouldn't even be back there ( unless its after the play is over and he's separating players).   Mechanically it was AWFUL and not anything the casual fan is going to notice, but I sure noticed it and it looks bad when you know its not supposed to be done that way.

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14 hours ago, WarTiger said:

Mechanically it was AWFUL and not anything the casual fan is going to notice, but I sure noticed it and it looks bad when you know its not supposed to be done that way.

Do the different conferences have a guy or guys, that watch/review games and critique the officials and make sure those types of mistakes are addressed and corrected?  Or is it up to the coaches to send in specific plays where they notice an officiating error?

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6 hours ago, oracle79 said:

Do the different conferences have a guy or guys, that watch/review games and critique the officials and make sure those types of mistakes are addressed and corrected?  Or is it up to the coaches to send in specific plays where they notice an officiating error?

It's both.  Coaches are typically only going to send in footage of calls they disagree with or things that weren't called that they felt like should have been called.     That is purely a mechanics issue on the part of the crew and its up to the officiating association to address it in a meeting or conference call.     I will say this though.  It's all together possible that this is how that conference does things and they could have been doing it the way they were told too.   There's no mechanics manual (yes there is such a thing) that says to do it the way they did it last night.

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