But I liked the playcalling style with Sark more than Kiffin.
was terrible. No mid range throws, it was either long bombs or unimaginative runs. If Kiffin is calling plays, I think Bama wins going away because Clemson doesn't run 100 plays. I think he makes better calls resulting in sustained drives. Too many short drives for Bama with quite a few 3 and outs. We'll never know, though. F Saban!
They went 3 and out at least 4 times in the 3rd and 4th quarter to give Clemson the sliver of hope they needed. If Scarborough didn't get hurt, the outcome would've been different, in my opinion.
Also was irate with the refs about the back shoulder throws.
They just seemed to ignore him.
at the refs after the first TD.
The only refs who will really care about making a call like that are refs from your own conference when you're playing an OOC opponent.
Having conference refs will always give the appearance of favoritism, and spawn actual favoritism.
It also allows for differing interpretations of the rules from conference to conference. "That's just not called in the Big 12". It becomes particularly apparent on judgement calls. Huge disadvantage in OOC games. And for the independents, well "f*ck them". I'd love to see a breakdown of the number of pick plays and targeting called from conference to conference and Referee crew to Referee crew. If the ACC and Big 12 don't call the pick penalty (except against ND), and the SEC throws flags, one could understand why Clemson expects to get away with it and Alabama expects it to be called.
Part of film study should now become the referee's tendencies.
the Texas hit on Hunter was targeting. There is no reason to think these refs would find any hit to be targeting.
Speaking of things that sound dirty but aren't....
I've seen that penalty called maybe 4 times in all my years of watching football, and 3 times it's been against ND.
of his helmet. They replayed it several times, not only was it not called, the Herbstreit and Fowler said absolutely nothing about it. If the NCAA wants to do something about head injuries (personally, I don't think they do) all helmet to helmet should be illegal. No bs about "defenseless player" "launching" "crown of the helmet", but flat out, any helmet to helmet contact should be illegal, plain and simple, problem solved.