N&O’s Luke DeCock on UNC’s crazy win over Tennessee in the Music City Bowl:
It was a farcical series of events that featured bizarre play-calling, oddball officiating, and multiple unpenalized salutes from the Volunteers – coming on a day a salute might have cost a team a bowl win elsewhere – endless explanations from the excruciatingly verbose Lipski – who may be among the best the Big Ten has to offer, but came off as a total buffoon Thursday – and one extremely angry orange-clad crowd.
Funny, the ESPN guys were praising Big Ten ref Dennis Lipski’s sorting out of the chaos, though they did wonder why a blatant personal foul against the Volunteers was overlooked. And I have no idea what Butch Davis was thinking when he called a draw with no timeouts left. But the real bonehead move was the personal foul that put the Tar Heels within field goal range. With all the controversy head tackles are generating, you’d think a defensive back would be more aware, especially with the game on the line. I guess not.Read full article » No Comments »