NCAA, ACC head of officials confirm that Smith ejection was "correct"

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At the request of the Atlantic Coast Conference, the National Coordinator of Officials has reviewed the targeting play that occurred in the second half of the Clemson at Wake Forest game on Thursday night. In addition, the ACC’s Coordinator of Officials has commented on his remarks during the game’s broadcast.

Rogers Redding, National Coordinator of Football Officials

“In my judgment, the call on the field of targeting is correct: there is a launch and forcible contact to the head/neck area of a defenseless opponent. This fulfills the requirements for the foul under Rule 9-1-4, and the player was appropriately disqualified from the game.

“The video also shows the views that are available for review by Instant Replay, and I have looked at these as well. It is helpful to remember that the standard is that in order for the Instant Replay Official to overturn the call on the field, there must be indisputable video evidence that there was not forcible contact to the head/neck area. The video certainly does not show this absence of such contact, and in fact, it would not be unreasonable for the Instant Replay Official to confirm the ruling on the field.

“In summary, in my judgment, the call was correctly made on the field and the Instant Replay Official was correct to sustain that ruling and disqualify the player.”

In addition to the statement by Rogers Redding, the ACC’s Coordinator of Officials has commented on his remarks during the game’s broadcast.

Doug Rhoads, ACC Coordinator of Football Officials

“During last night’s television broadcast, I made remarks surrounding the targeting call that were misleading. I did not have the benefit or access to the various replay angles and ability to perform detailed analysis and therefore made a rush to judgment comment.”

The ACC considers this matter closed and will have no further comment.

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CLEMSON96JDH
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reynolds357
This is the same group that never questioned UNC no show
Coothater®
Would verdict be same if ND, AL, OSU, UGA was recipient?
ObiWan
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In terms of pay......
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Is it really covering your rump when everyone knows you're
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mabman2004
Doug Rhoads is a coward.
CLEMSON96JDH
Translation: "The refs replay ref blew it but we will cover
twtiger
very few men in this world anymore, just a bunch of pansies***
TIGERCOOK®
Re: Doug Rhoads is a coward.
jajtiger
Doug Rhoads Translation:
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CTiger95
That BS might fly with me IF I WAS BLIND AND STUPID!!!***
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TigerFanClint
I heard Swofford wants to add an extra quarter suspension***
cundvale®
There is precedent for the ACC to do so.***
tiger_swimmer®
Two words: Bovine Excrement
RevDodd®
Smith should a sent that TE a dozen roses and asked him not
geech72
That lying, incompetent sack of #### can suck a donkey dong.
Smiling Tiger®
BS Rhodes! ESPN says the refs see same camera-views as us!
Razzmatazz
Re: BS Rhodes! ESPN says the refs see same camera-views as us!
mabman2004
I always thought it was risky to have Rhodes in the booth.
Razzmatazz
Lot of hypertechnical language in that response ......
Lennon-McCartney®
I would love to see the angle that supposedly shows the head
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CYA
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birds of a feather, they suck at their job***
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So let me get this right
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New Policy For Dougie
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Well that's a load of crap.***
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I guess that we're going to have to start coaching our
DMDRanch
Rogers Redding is a GT grad
sbrooks®
OMG- and this guy doesn't recuse himself-- what a total
ctigers90
if that was a correct call, the rule should change, or
TigerMBA
I must be going blind
nkickha
That's the state of affairs of football these days
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Would like to see a hit to the chest that looks different and is legal.
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Analysis of the picture posted
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If you look at this video .....
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Re: If you look at this video .....Hard, but LEGAL!
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Rules are now vague even among those trained to know
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That is an absolute insult to our intelligence. No wonder
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Back peddling ahole
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Venables needs to teach a new tackling technique...
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Coot Ref is all I can say
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^^^wears dresses and never played a down of FB in his life***
LKN Tiger®
both players were going full speed
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webrep315
Is it this NCAA
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He led with his shoulder and hit him in his
Bleedorange09
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clemsonblood
C-Y-A
sspassport®
Doug Rhodes needs to be btchslapped***
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BS, CYA, SOP
Tomcatgre
Dear Mr. Rhodes, don't be a gutless wonder and make this
tigerpride98
oh, one other thing - after giving us your BS explanation
tigerpride98
Obviously, the NCAA and ACC Either Are Unaware Of Or
CreoleTiger
horsesh""t!
tigersincepell®
I could understand a flag, but targeting, NO way***
retired®
"Head and neck area" now includes the chest? SMDH
Noodle
He should have taken out his feet and made him spin
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cuted
I blame both. It looked good live, and moreso on replay***
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myplasticsurgeon
Here is the rule
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cuted
This is the result of the politically correct, wussification
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Just shows how a guy who is supposed to be in charge
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2035 prediction
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AirTiger
Baloney. Why even bother being consulted at all?
RogerS®
I say we unleash Smoth on that committee!
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pawsitivelytiger
When did the sternum become part of the head or neck?
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CRUMP BURY THESE TARGETING STORIES PLEASE!!!!!!!!!
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