ACC announces officiating suspensions following Miami-Duke thriller


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GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Atlantic Coast Conference has announced the suspension of the on-field officiating crew as well as the replay official and communicator following the Miami at Duke game on Saturday, October 31.

The announcement follows the league’s weekly review of game footage, as well as reports and interviews with officials and administrators.

The series of errors during the final play of the game will result in the suspension of the entire crew for two ACC games.

The errors that occurred during the last play of the game are:

The replay official erred in not overturning the ruling on the field that the Miami player had released the ball prior to his knee being down. If called, this would have ended the game.

The on-field officials erred by failing to penalize Miami for an illegal block in the back at the Miami 16-yard line. If called, the ball would have been placed at the Miami 8-yard line and the game would have been extended for an untimed down.

A block in the back foul was called at the Duke 26-yard line. After the officials conferred, which is appropriate, they correctly determined that the block was from the side, which resulted in the flag being picked up. The replay official was not involved in the decision to pick up the flag; however, the referee did not effectively manage communication and properly explain why the flag was picked up.

In addition, the on-field crew failed to penalize a Miami player for leaving the bench area and entering the field prior to the end of the play. This foul would not have negated the touchdown because it would have been enforced as a dead ball foul.

“The quality of our officiating program is of the highest importance to the league and its schools, and the last play of the game was not handled appropriately,” said ACC Commissioner John Swofford. “Officiating is an extraordinarily difficult job but our players, coaches, programs and fans deserve the best that can be offered. We will continue to strive to meet that standard.”








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FB Update: ACC announces officiating suspensions following Miami-Duke thriller
TigerNet News
hire swoffie!***
deadsolidperfect
don't you mean FIRE swoff***
longtallsam®
Re: don't you mean FIRE swoff***
agtiger69
Is that you, John?
ClemsonTiger1988®
Re: FB Update: ACC announces officiating suspensions following Miami-Duke thriller
badb®
thats good and all..
tgrfan42069
Re: thats good and all..
Tall_Tiger_Two
I don't think there is a provision to allow overturning
longtallsam®
you are prob right..
tgrfan42069
A Duke loss helps UNC
geech72
Good luck finding a Clemson Fan that gives a rat's tutu!
ClemsonTiger1988®
Re: thats good and all..
7173TIGER®
Re: FB Update: ACC announces officiating suspensions following Miami-Duke thriller
Tigerstylin88
Come on now, he was wrong for slapping him on the back but
The hillbilly beater®
He didn't punch him. He pushed his shoulder pad.
CUClemson1989
He should be disciplined by NC State and I'll bet he
apextiger®
he could have destroyed Watson's arm and ruined his career***
Neal in NC®
Re: FB Update: ACC announces officiating suspensions following Miami-Duke thriller
Johnnyupstate
exactly its good the refs got suspended..
tgrfan42069
Re: exactly its good the refs got suspended..
northernVAtiger®
That is a correctable mistake . . .
PetesPonies
Has second/third level money gotten so good that
tigrjm76®
Re: Has second/third level money gotten so good that
2000
WeToDeep
randystigers®
The knee isn't even the issue...
RDWebb
Re: The knee isn't even the issue...
tiggerz04®
You can't screw over a NC school and get away with it...
cundvale®
Re: You can't screw over a NC school and get away with it...
Tigerman1978
Re: You can't screw over a NC school and get away with it...
bulabugs6
If you want to see bad officiating, watch the whole game
Clemsnman®
Do I have too? It is Miami and Duke you know.
ClemKWA
Re: Do I have too? It is Miami and Duke you know.
bulabugs6
Re: If you want to see bad officiating, watch the whole game
jraeCU01
There's gotta be some paint drying somewhere...***
WALLACE
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Dugatiger®
Re: FB Update: ACC announces officiating suspensions following Miami-Duke thriller
2000
Can we get a suspension of the crew that officiate our game?
CuTigers835®
They care about officiating? Oh wait it's Duke lol...***
WALLACE
They should just be fired. 2 weeks changes nothing!***
elwyn07®
Re: They should just be fired. 2 weeks changes nothing!***
opt®
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hrigsby®
Re: FB Update: ACC announces officiating suspensions following Miami-Duke thriller
tigerphils
Would much rather have Cherry than this crew anyway***
darkhuntingtiger
Strap on the pads and give us a doover!
ClemsonTiger1988®
Thank the lord it wasn't one of our games***
Ucel74
Re: Thank the lord it wasn't one of our games***
bulabugs6
Suspensions because Duke lost. 23 flags against Miami.
Orangetiger70®
Duke whining about being screwed by officials is laughable.
ShawnC
Re: Duke whining about being screwed by officials is laughable.
cgcothran®
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