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Behind Scenes Story - Blown Replay Calls vs. Texas

I haven't been a member here for long, so you may have read this long ago., if so sorry. But I found this story from Rivals.com to be fascinating in the amount of detail it gives on the officials' not one but two fundamentally key blown calls in Texas' favor in the 2006 Rose Bowl. This isn't interesting because of sour grapes (though I did find this article to shut up a Texas Sigma Chi who still beats his chest over the so-called victory) but because of the fascinating detail it goes into regarding what the officials were doing as they decided the fate of the game on two separate calls - we all know about the Vince Young knee touched down before the pitch, but also it highlights the lesser-known Reggie Bush "fumble" that was actually a forward lateral.

This article really sheds light. The officials are revealed to be confused and befuddled over how to use the replay technology, specifically how to simply view a play from different angles. It is amazing how incompetent the officials were in a National Championship game!

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The story also highlights how officials misused the instant replay technology and blew a key call in the Oregon-Oklahoma game earlier that same season, giving Oregon recovery of an onsides kick when it should have gone to Oklahoma. It was so blatant that the Pac-10 suspended the entire officiating crew for one game and the head replay official had to take a leave of absence for the rest of the season.

The Three-Peat shoulda been.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Conquest Chronicles' writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Conquest Chronicles' writers or editors.

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