O'Korn pulled down on MSU sideline

Submitted by phil on October 8th, 2017 at 12:48 PM

Take flopping out of Futbol! pic.twitter.com/ijvzNMpcxS

— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) October 8, 2017

I haven't seen much discussion about this but I found it pretty ridiculous and representative of MSU.

As far as I can tell from the video, that MSU coach with the gatorade bottle throws O'Korn to the ground by the back of the jersey. 

The only other explanation is that O'Korn has the greatest body control in the world and is one of the best floppers ever rivaled only by Lebron.

Also, #34 giving him a shove in the back as he is on the ground.

I hope this footage is sent to the league office.

Comments

Flatenor

October 9th, 2017 at 11:41 AM ^

Hahahaha! You never attended even community college, tubbo, and you're here to talk about hillbillies? You lot are the trashiest "fans" who've never attended a single class at U of M.

Nice game. Every year we meet it gets sweeter and sweeter. NO ONE TUGGED YOUR FLOPPING BOY, son. You're a bunch of whiny white trash children.

Flatenor

October 9th, 2017 at 11:41 AM ^

Hahahaha! You never attended even community college, tubbo, and you're here to talk about hillbillies? You lot are the trashiest "fans" who've never attended a single class at U of M.

Nice game. Every year we meet it gets sweeter and sweeter. NO ONE TUGGED YOUR FLOPPING BOY, son. You're a bunch of whiny white trash children.

TheTeamTheTeam…

October 8th, 2017 at 2:30 PM ^

The refs also missed a lot of holding and a hell of a lot of Pass Interference on the boys in green. They also missed Bush being hit in the face which makes it 5 of the last 7 years the reds have flagged a Michigan player for being hit in the face or shoved. Including two years ago when our LB (Bolden?) was tossed for the most absurd targeting call to date. The refs tend to miss a lot when Michigan plays, and I don’t think it is a coincidence.

charblue.

October 8th, 2017 at 9:19 PM ^

for a blow to the helmet during the monsoon. The hit came during a weather update on TV that muted the sound, so I don't know how Herbie and Chris responded to the non-call. But it was a potential targeting flag that was missed.

The most egregious missed call of the night was the late hit and takedown of O'Korn in front of O'Neil. Blatant late hit and body slam. They don't let them get away with that at any level. How that was let go, regardless of timng during or after the play was over, the body slam alone should have been flagged.

I mean the Sparty sideline knew the call was missed because they immediately grabbed the perpetrator and took him out. It was Demetrius Cooper. But O'Korn did flop on the sideline throwing himself against a coach before actually getting pulled down by someone. I don't see how you can fake the jerked back fall he took without someone else being involved.

They'll probably send in the tape and get a simple explanation that O'Korn that it was a sllip and fall on the play.

btn

October 8th, 2017 at 12:57 PM ^

Either his jersey was pulled or someone was stepping on it as he got up, no way was that a flop. Might have been a player behind the sidelines staff

M82

October 8th, 2017 at 5:29 PM ^

yep.  btn's got it.  watch O'Korn's head go back, front of jersey tighten, and letters on back of jersey get pulled down.  MSU sideline guilty of cheap shot seen round the world...probably trying to attract those 1-star recruits they like so much.

 

LSAClassOf2000

October 8th, 2017 at 12:57 PM ^

If that was flopping, that's talent. I would keep that in reserve if I were O'Korn. 

From where I was, that looked like an intentional shove to the ground. Granted, I didn't have the best view of the MSU sideline, but that's what it seemed like to me. 

Bubba

October 8th, 2017 at 12:59 PM ^

Bush also had a clear targeting helmet to helmet hit on Lewerke that wasn't called. Stop blaming the refs, they didn't decide this game.

phil

October 8th, 2017 at 1:02 PM ^

I'm not sure where I blamed the refs for anything?

I just wanted to point out the mentality of the MSU coaching staff and if the roles had been reversed I would hope that Harbaugh would not allow that type of behavior from his staff.

charblue.

October 8th, 2017 at 9:12 PM ^

weak. It was a block and then he grabbed the guy's shirt and let go and the defender had no chance to make a play on O'Korn.

I will tell you that officials are more likely to flag subtle things than blatant ones because they look for intent and if you blatantly hold and the play is away from the hold, most times it won't be called. However, last night Michigan did get a holding call on the opposite side of the field where the play occurred. The side judge called it. That is why that late hold was called on Sparty. That wasn't a blatant one, but it was apparently enough to get a flag.

It's just impossible to know what will get called and what won't, regardlessa of any booth explanation where they insist that if a blockers hands are seen reaching and they are outside the frame of their body with the defender trying to get away, the call is always made.

I saw that happen several times in the Panthers-Lions game without a call, even though there were a ton of penalties flagged in that game.

Mr. Elbel

October 8th, 2017 at 1:04 PM ^

My thought was that it was wet and he slipped. As you do when the ground is wet. But I guess if I'm looking for something to be upset about I can think he was dragged down by a trainer or something. But my best guess is someone tried to help him up but he slipped and fell back in the direction of someone helping him up while they tugged at his pads.

BlueCube

October 8th, 2017 at 1:13 PM ^

The blond hair guy clearly grabbed him and yanked him back. The ref was right there and threw the fucking flag. Look at the body movements.

O'Korn may be able to do an awesome reverse back flip but it didn't happen there.

Not sure how that dude doesn't get ejected.

Mitch Cumstein

October 8th, 2017 at 1:18 PM ^

Looks like it was the dude with the buzz cut that puts both hands up after JOK goes down. Not 100% sure but it doesn't look like he gets grabbed there from the right side of the shot.

Yooper

October 8th, 2017 at 1:44 PM ^

no doubt the guy pulled him down. Somebody should name the guy and he should be suspended by the league and MSU (good luck with that). He shouldn’t get away with that. It’s not whining to point that out.

pizzaparty62

October 8th, 2017 at 2:00 PM ^

O'Korn wrecklessly barelled into the MSU bench and semi-cleated the one coach, I think intentionally.  Gatorade bottle coach took exception and pulled him down.  I'm not justifying the coach's response, I'm just telling you what happened.