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

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Date Posted: 17:48:50 12/15/21 Wed
In reply to: Two Cents 's message, "Re: Harvard Football’s Stolen Ivy League Title" on 16:42:41 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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