The PORTLAND OREGONIAN hears word that Bob De Carolis was still fuming about questionable calls during the Beavers’ game against Washington.The OSU AD was so angry about the penalty calling, that he wants the entire officiating crew suspended. But De Carolis was particulary incensed at the replay officials, especially after this play:
Late in the game, Beavers running back Yvenson Bernard appeared to have scored a TD to ice a victory over the Huskies. But field officials ruled the play as a fumble, and a Washington defender ran the ball out.Oregon State couldn’t challenge the play, since they were out of timeouts. But in a lot of collegiate cases, the replay booth itself can call an official review of a controversial play. However, the booth didn’t make a call, allowing the Huskies to get off a snap and rendering a replay request pointless.
De Carolis ranted, “The inability (of the review) judge to push the button and stop play is just flat-out wrong and unfair. And I think that person should be held accountable. A letter of reprimand doesn’t get it for me.”Fortunately for Bob and the Beaver faithful, Oregon State managed to hold on for the win. But De Carolis might want to be careful how far he goes with his critical comments. Texas Tech coach Leach didn’t back down, and is now $10,000 poorer for it.