ACC confirms no review or appeal of Smith's suspension


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’s first half suspension for next week’s Clemson game at Georgia Tech cannot be reviewed or overturned by the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Smith will miss the first half of next week’s Georgia Tech game after a fourth-quarter ‘targeting’ flag, and Smith was tossed after the hit he put on Wake tight end Cam Serigne. The third-down play also resulted in a personal foul and automatic first down. The play was reviewed, and despite angles that appeared to show a clean hit, the call was allowed to stand.

TigerNet spoke with an ACC official Friday morning who confirmed that the league can’t review or overturn the decision because of the NCAA rule that was instituted for the 2014 season. The league source said that conferences no longer have the ability to change the targeting call once it is upheld by replay officials. The 2014 rule change made it possible for in-game reviews but did away with reviews by league officials after the game.

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FB Update: ACC confirms no review or appeal of Smith's suspension
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What a shame. Disappointed the review official would have
Tiger2017®
Re: What a shame. Disappointed the review official would have
jamesw1962
Re: What a shame. Disappointed the review official would have
joeyrog1
how about a comment on accountability?***
GeeVille Tiger
Re: how about a comment on accountability? OK
74TIGER
Yep ...
CUTiger1989®
Paul Johnson is giddy over that one.
Chuckston T-Man
The ACC Fix was in full-force last night and next Saturday.***
CUTiger1989®
Yes, the ACC really wants GT to beat Clemson!!!!
TheProdigal
Duke, assuming they win out and lose the ACCCG, would be
SOLOS®
Ah, so the ACC really wants Duke in the Orange Bowl.
TheProdigal
Tobacco Road Rigging.***
CUTiger1989®
Yeah, they have been stacking the deck for Duke football
TheProdigal
Actually, you just touched on our point. They haven't had
SOLOS®
It's a North Carolina 'thing'... Besides, it's the rule.***
SOLOS®
Thanks, I didn't know that was a rule.***
TheProdigal
Re: Ah, so the ACC really wants Duke in the Orange Bowl.
joeyrog1
Not so fast
silvavocati
Re: FB Update: ACC confirms no review or appeal of Smith's suspension
Tigergrad2008
#FREESMITH***
CU_Tiger_06
This should be a teachable moment and they can tell us
Chuckston T-Man
Re: This should be a teachable moment and they can tell us
Dugatiger®
#reinstatesmith
Garverick
Re: #reinstatesmith
Tigergrad2008
+1.***
SOLOS®
I'm like hillary, I wouldn't
paws77
I beg to differ. Hillary knows a twit from a twat....***
Spud
Re: I beg to differ. Hillary knows a twit from a twat....***
Dugatiger®
Re: #reinstatesmith
ancientorange
Re: #reinstatesmith
Dugatiger®
Just wondering what would happen if we did
Bleedorange09
Playing an ineligable player likely results in a forfeit
Chuckston T-Man
North Carolin did it for 18 years. No problem......***
Spud
Re: North Carolin did it for 18 years. No problem......***
Dugatiger®
The head official should take the blame then
Tigermanlove22
O.K. Well, in that case, whomever was in the replay booth
surroundedtiger
Re: O.K. Well, in that case, whomever was in the replay booth
Dugatiger®
The Big 10 reinstated Earnest Thomas after being ejected
camdentiger09
Re: The Big 10 reinstated Earnest Thomas after being ejected
tiggerz04®
The Big 10 commissioner is the one who reinstated the kid...***
camdentiger09
Re: The Big 10 reinstated Earnest Thomas after being ejected
Dugatiger®
Re: The Big 10 reinstated Earnest Thomas after being ejected
Mateopato®
I don't see why that matters--the point is that they
think2x
Ok, but
hleapha
I think all replay reviews would fall under
TheProdigal
Do you see why that's garbage in a case like this though?
hleapha
So the NCAA passed a rule prohibiting conferences from
TheHill2
That is not really true. The conference is not prohibited
TheProdigal
Well, actually it is right. The conference is not allowed
TheHill2
True, they are not allowed two opportunities to correct it.***
TheProdigal
Or even one.
TheHill2
Partner. Argue with an idiot and he will beat you with
Spud
Can't admit they were wrong
rollcage
Who was in the replay booth and how will they be handled?
cu1981fans
SOCON overturned an ejection 2 weeks ago?
tigergrad98
Re: SOCON overturned an ejection 2 weeks ago?
cutiger250®
1 minute and 45 seconds
Country Gentleman®
Since you know a little about said official how about a
Coothater®
Address to contact The ACC..
BigClemsonFan®
Re: Address to contact The ACC.. Thank you...
CUalum79ALLn65®
Re: Address to contact The ACC..
NorCATiger®
Will the league be issuing a formal apology?
lstroud
Re: FB Update: ACC confirms no review or appeal of Smith's suspension
Grrrrrrr
I don't blame them for calling it on the field...
Tall_Tiger_Two
That explanation is total crap. Last year there was a review
tigerpride98
Shameful!
Dugatiger®
Shameful!
Dugatiger®
Someone MUST pay
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