Will UM get fair officiating in Columbus this Saturday?

Submitted by Diagonal Blue on November 20th, 2018 at 12:41 PM

Or will Delaney do everything in his power to help OSU and Urban out like in 2016.



November 20th, 2018 at 1:36 PM ^

I know this is hyperbole but if they choose officials with ties to Ohio, Michigan should just quit the league. I am sick of not standing up for ourselves. 

I am hoping for fair treatment this time around and get refs who let the game decide the winner and not their whistle.


November 20th, 2018 at 12:58 PM ^

Home field advantage applies to referees too.

Plus, IIRC the whiniest coach gets the friendly flag over the course of the game. 

We got Chaotic Evil (O'Neill) out of the way last week, and it's actually in the conference's best interest for us to win so we're in the playoffs. That means the possibilities are.

1. Competent refereeing, plus home field advantage for OSU.

2. Blatant 2016-level OSU fans as referees. 

So...no, we won't get a completely fair shake. I agree with your take that we need to expect some bullshit and plan around it.


November 20th, 2018 at 3:33 PM ^

Just one of many absurdly obvious mistakes made that day.   I mean, I could step out there as a fill-in ref this Saturday and know that you throw a flag for that.    I'm pretty sure any casual fan could properly throw a flag on that play.  

Any ref that doesn't throw a flag for that is intentionally throwing the game.  There is NO other explanation (other than stroke or heart attack during the play).  No one can f*** up that badly.  It was intentional.   And there were at least two or three other calls that were just as obviously wrong.


November 20th, 2018 at 1:50 PM ^

You must have also missed numerous uncalled instances of pass interference committed by OSU's defense; a dirty hit after the play, committed by OSU and not called by the officials; and several times that OSU's offense committed holding and illegal block in the back all on one play (the one before "the spot").  How on earth did you miss all that?  Is your discernment really as bad as that of the officials in the 2016 game?? 


November 20th, 2018 at 2:46 PM ^

You're right man. The ref called BW3 not once, but twice to telling them to alter Speight's passes into interceptions (one of which led to a direct touchdown, and the other turned into a TD on the ensuing OSU drive). I think the biggest infraction of the game is when the ref had the audacity to look at our QB as he took a snap at the one. His gaze alone caused it and he should be banned from officiating ever again. I know it's a hard pill to swallow, but our favorite team choked, or more specifically Speight did. 

Mike Damone

November 20th, 2018 at 12:45 PM ^

I am not sure Urban Meyer is Delaney's poster child anymore - think there was some type of "shenanigans" happening in Columbus earlier this Fall, if I remember correctly.  Would guess he would rather see a Jim Harbaugh led Michigan team in the BIG Championship.

With that said - still hope it is one-sided enough that refs can't impact the game.