So it's Big Ten Season, for a definition of that which includes annual games against Nebraska, Maryland and Rutgers. Stock Up/Stock Down?
Clarification(?) on the bizarre Bush incident. So this happened to Devin Bush on the SMU reverse:
Actual refs on Reddit suggest that the ref is forcing Bush off the field because of an equipment issue, which is 1) unannounced, 2) does not stop SMU from snapping the ball, and 3) goes unpenalized when Bush understandably reacts to the ball being snapped. Some explanation:
>If this was the case why did he allow Bush to continue to stay on the field
This is a valid question. The player should not have been allowed to participate in the next down. Unfortunately some guys have been letting players fix the issue and stay in rather than enforcing the rule as written.
>not throw a penalty flag?
This is not a foul, so we don’t throw a flag for it. He just has to leave.
>It also still seems improper to be telling a player to get off the field as the ball is being snapped.
Officials said the same thing before the season, but we’re told this isn’t what the rule makers wanted.
Also, the theorized equipment issue—uncovered knees—doesn't seem to be actually there. Immediately after the play:
The umpire then comes over, says something to him. Bush continues playing, apparently not adjusting anything. I can't say I've seen anything like that before.
[After THE JUMP: spidermens]