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October 7, 2009 at 2:19 PM

Big East says no comment

Well, I tried. For those of you who wondered if there would be any comment coming from the Big East Conference on the decisions made in the replay booth in Saturday’s game, the answer is a definitive no.
I left a message for Nick Carparelli, the associate commissioner for football for the Big East, yesterday morning and he finally got back to me this afternoon — not that it did any good.
Carparelli said that since there were two confernces involved in officiating the game — the Pac-10 on the field and the Big East in the replay booth — that “it would not be appropriate to comment on any decisions that were made.”
As for whether the conference would review the two plays in question, he said every call in every game is reviewed and that that would be the extent of what he could say.
The Pac-10 said earlier that any comment on the replay situation would have to come from the Big East, since it was that conference whose officials were in the replay booth. So there you go, a new loophole apparently found in college football officiating to avoid public accountability.
UW AD Scott Woodward said on Monday he has asked the Pac-10 to review the two controversial calls in the game and sounds like he’s still waiting to hear back.

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