[quote="mhenry41, post:6, topic:1857"]NittanyIllini, I know it is small of me to dwell on something that is over and done with, but that Purdue call still makes me sick. I hope the B10 issued him a warning for changing the outcome of a game . I would hope league policy is to issue a warning and put said official on a probation of sorts. One more and suffer suspension and/or termination. PSU should also have received an apology from the league and a personal apology from the official. Upward and onward, the boys are making some noise. Next up....your beloved Illini![/quote]
I’m with you, I know I’ll be tossing and turning for a long time if that win winds up haunting this season. I’m a worrier, so it’s all I can focus on as the weeks to the season go by and the dream gets closer and closer. Hopefully everyone else has put it behind them, especially the players. That was brutal.
Being a coach, I teach my players to put stuff like this behind them and move on, since there’s nothing they can do about it. Yet, this call also is sticking with me for some reason. Maybe because PSU really doesn’t get any credit for “beating” Purdue at Mackey…a certain bubble-bouncer into the tournament at this point.
I just hope on Selection Sunday, there is someone from The Big Ten in the room that can remind the folks of what occurred in this game. The committee looks for teams who they feel can compete with the big boys. PSU more than fits that bill after going 3-2 (4-1) vs their past five Top 25 opponents, losing those two on the road and practically on the last possession of the game.
Still a long way to go, but I like what I am seeing from this team.
As for the other two calls in question on this thread…player or players fall down with the ball in their possession, it is a walk. And DJ never touched that ball.