[quote="tjb, post:15, topic:1857"]I see that it is hardening into legend (and soon "fact") that that was a bad call at Purdue. That's certainly the way I saw it on the replay I saw during the game, but I thought Lar looked at it less passionately from a couple different views and thought it could go either way. Just pointing that out.[/quote]
I sometimes think Lar just likes being Mr. Sensible about everything - he’ll go the extra step in the other direction to make sure he’s not even appearing to be a homer. I can’t see him ever coming out and saying a call was blown if there’s even a slight bit of doubt from the other team’s point of view - but this is a no-question blown call.
I think it’s our duty as fans to make sure this becomes a well-known thing around the country, just in case it gets a little bit close in the selection room when the time comes.
I didn’t think it was nearly the injustice that some have made it out to be. It was a bang-bang call that went against us. After seeing the slow-mo replay, I certainly think it was the wrong call. However there is no reason that the referee should have any action taken, as he was in good position and called what he saw. You’ll get a dozen of those types of calls every game. It was two guys fighting for the ball and the ball squirting out of bounds. Really tough break, but hardly something that we need to start a campaign about.