Friday, October 24, 2008

So the SEC Officials Kept Auburn in the Game as Long as They Could

But you just can't expect an officiating crew to keep it up for four quarters. And they didn't.

It's probably not fair to say that, because after the first Auburn drive you almost didn't notice the refs. I guess the big problem was with whomever was running the replay booth. That was some serious lack of focus with the "completed pass" and the fumble forward after his knee was down. And if I'm complaining about the officiating, that must mean there was nothing to complain about for my teams efforts.

An apology is owed to you, Bill Stewart. And you, Jeff Mullen. I don't think for a second that any of the defenses we played this year were better than Auburn's. No, this was a lot more to do with what you did. How the team played. The plays you called and when you called them. I would have liked it a whole lot more if we had been playing this way all year. But I'm not going to complain. I'm going to think to myself that the offensive line did it's job better last night than any game this year. Not looking back and saying what if. I'm looking forward and saying, "Wooooo!" You guys, Stewart and Mullen, handled yourself better than most in hard times when we were booing you, so now you get an "ata boy." You can't expect any team to play that good every game, but you've got something to build on, and I would guess, the respect of all West Virginia fans. I would hope so, anyway. You earned it!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm glad someone is mentioning that "grounding,what grounding?" action by the officials. Holy crap, that was so obvious it hurt.

Luckily the Mountaineers didn't let it bother them!