Oregon State AD Ranting About Pac-10 Officiating

BEAVERS A.D. RAISING BIG STINK ABOUT U-DUB GAME REFS: Mike Leach isn’t the only one upset about last weekend’s officiating. Oregon State’s AD also had a few things to say about the refs:

Bob De Carolis Oregon State Beavers

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.

Benny the Beaver Oregon State

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.

Oregon Oklahoma football

Replay controversies and Oregon football just seem to go together. At least De Carolis did’t want the game to be stricken from the record books, unlike some Oklahoma university presidents.