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Subject: Re: Harvard Football’s Stolen Ivy League Title

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Date Posted: 16:42:41 12/15/21 Wed
In reply to: Joe Friday 's message, "Re: Harvard Football’s Stolen Ivy League Title" on 16:19:22 12/15/21 Wed

I don’t think that the vast majority of Harvard fans expected Princeton to “do the right thing” and conceded the game to Harvard. Harvard doesn’t have a beef with Princeton, their players or their fans. Harvard fans are irate with the inexcusable call made where a replay official conducted a review to award a team a timeout. I do wish someone would get in touch with an actual NCAA rules expert like Mike Pereira or Dean Blandino for an impartial and expert opinion on whether the timeout should have been awarded via replay. They know the rules inside and out.

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Date Posted: 17:48:50 12/15/21 Wed

I have no dog in this fight.

As noted in a previous post, the Referee has the final say with all rulings. If there is a disagreement between officials, the referee makes the decision --a clear chain of command.

Article 7, logically allows the replay official(s) to intervene if they see something impactful. Nothing in Article 7 suggests that the replay officials have final authority or overule the referee (aka Head Official).

Agree that the whole situation is sad--not a reflection on the players or coaches on either team.

Tim Murphy is not the first coach to do something similar--

Steve Spurrier's declaration of the SEC Championship Team after the SEC retroactively cancelled their championship, (but not requiring forfeit of their games). This occured due to NCAA sanctions based on conduct two HCs and five years before. The SEC Champions is still painted on the stadium.

And more recently, UCF's undefeated season--including 3 wins over top 20 team-- and declaration of national championships including rings.

I am sure there are more examples.

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