Replay officiating

Submitted by Ball Hawk on November 20th, 2015 at 10:08 PM
Watching the Michigan basketball game and I saw like most of you did that the officials made the wrong call on the shot clock violation after reviewing it at the table. I don't get it. How can it be this difficult to see what we all see? It seems that with being able to review things on replay that you would get the call correct. In college football and basketball it has been proven the opposite. Hopefully the second half will play out better for us. As you were.


Mr. Yost

November 20th, 2015 at 10:12 PM ^

#1 - Why could you ask this in the in game thread? Most people who are watching the game and on MGoBlog are going to be in that thread

#2 - It was a shit call, the wrong call - but we don't know the replay guys had the same looks we did. They should have. But there is no guarantee they have the same feed. I suppose they could've been screened or something from their angle? Regardless, it was a shit call and they should have a way to get it right if they didn't have the same angle we had.

Mr. Yost

November 20th, 2015 at 10:52 PM ^

You don't understand how it works....many schools have different in house feeds than what you see on TV.

In fact, I've worked at 7 different schools and ALL of them did except for Radford and Maryland which switched when we had TV games (which this obviously is - and which is what makes me think it's hard to believe they didn't see what we did).

However, I've worked at schools, for example, UCF...where we ALWAYS used our own in-house feed and never used the TV angles/replay because we didn't have access to them.

So know what you're talking about before you state your opinion as fact.

I know this because I've literally done it and served as a replay official fact I've done it many times. Want a cookie? No. But I do know what I'm talking about in this instance.

Mr. Yost

November 20th, 2015 at 10:14 PM ^

Maybe Wolverine Devotee will see this post.

WD, you put together your highlights every week. Can you put together a highlight video of all of the missed targetting calls? I'll make sure the B1G sees it if you do. Of course include the MSU/Bolden play.

I'm not even kidding...this has been driving me crazy all year. I just don't have the time/technology to put the clips together myself.

SMart WolveFan

November 20th, 2015 at 10:36 PM ^

.....the main problem with these "replay systems" is that the refs on the field/ floor are the ones who make the final decision when it makes most sense that the officials with all the TV screens and rewind, slo mo and zoom options should make the call?


NHL "goes to Toronto" and that seems to work pretty good, maybe the B1G can "go to Chicago" and have things called right.

Red is Blue

November 21st, 2015 at 6:11 AM ^

Conceptually, I like this, but see a couple of potential issues.  1) is it practical to get all the video feeds from disparate locations to a centralized spot?  2) Who actively monitors the games to see if a replay might be warranted?  

A centralized approach might allow more than one set of eyes to review a call.  Also, you could have someone figuring out the game situation (in football correct clock and ball placement) if the call gets overturned in parallel with the decision on whether to overturn the call.  It seems as if some of the delay with replay now is the serial approach of first determining if a play should be overturned and then going back and figuring out the game situation if it is overturned. 


November 21st, 2015 at 12:15 AM ^

You guys act like this same group didn't get us to the finals and an elite 8. As if Michigan is such a blue blood that 17-7 is not acceptable. Be honest with yourselves. I remember I cried to my dad (the reason I am a UM fan) when'd M lost in the tourney when I was a kid to UCLA. This staff does the right thing and gets us where we need to be. Drop off the bandwagon now and don't jump back ok in March


November 21st, 2015 at 2:28 AM ^

I might be totally wrong here but.....It looked like the ref just to the left of the shot actually showed a 3 point signal when the shot was taken!  If you noticed after the refs reviewed the shot, they walked away holding up 2 fingers.  As in, it was a 2 point shot and not a 3 pointer.  So, i kinda wondered if they even reviewed a shot clock violation and was actually looking to see if it was a 3 or 2 (which is was clearly a 2 by a couple feet).