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SEC mum on Urban's ref 'criticism'

According to the Birmingham News, SEC commissioner Mike Slive is aware of Florida head coach Urban Meyer‘s “criticism” of officials for not throwing a flag on a hit to Tim Tebow, but no disciplinary action has been taken yet.

SEC spokesman Charles Bloom told the paper that Slive is away on business, but that “something” could be decided over “the next few days”.

“The commissioner is out of town on other business,” Bloom said. “He is aware of the comments made by Coach Meyer. There will be nothing coming out today. There may be something in the next few days.”

Meyer made the comments that were seemingly critical of the officiating in the UF-UA game during the SEC coaches teleconference today, although it should be noted that the Gators coach prefaced his remarks by saying he had “great respect” for SEC officiating.

Will that count for something?

I dunno.  A lot of times I preface remarks I make about my wife’s bitchiness with “You know I love you, but…” and that doesn’t normally go over well or soften the blow.

For Meyer’s sake, I hope Slive’s not as catty as my better half.

[Writer's Note: Yes, I fully expect to be indefinitely suspended from any and all marital "relations" if/when the wife reads these public comments.  It's a risk, though, I'm willing to take for the good of the site.]

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  1. hrmlss says: Nov 4, 2009 6:38 PM

    Of coarse no penalty, he is from one of the cash cows. He could pee in The Commish’s milk and just get a half game suspension.

  2. overratedgators says: Nov 4, 2009 7:27 PM

    Shame on you, Urban. This Saturday, you and Brandon Spikes go deep sea fishing and think about what you’ve done. Between you and Spikes out, the spread might actually drop to 31. Then maybe you’ll have learned a lesson.

  3. Robert Garcia (vegasrobert) says: Nov 4, 2009 7:45 PM

    John, love your site and your funny take on CFB. So much more interesting to read news here than on ESPN. Your writer’s note here is a gem. :-)

  4. John Taylor says: Nov 4, 2009 8:24 PM

    Appreciate the sentiments, Robert. The wife won’t, but I do. ;-)

  5. KC_Vols says: Nov 4, 2009 9:55 PM

    Urban, cannot wait to see your team without Tebow saving your hide on every 3rd down.

  6. Deb says: Nov 4, 2009 10:08 PM

    Hmmm … I don’t like Meyer and I do like John. But if I’m being honest … I’d give Meyer a pass.
    As for John … well, I’d give you a pass as well because I have a wicked sense of humor. Hope your wife does, too :-)

  7. Pier588 says: Nov 5, 2009 9:17 AM

    Good luck with your “domestic tranquility” if your wife sees that post Taylor – LOL.
    As chief engineer on the SEC money train, St. Urban will probably get a pass for this.
    His take on the eye gouging incident may be a bit different if it were St. Timothy getting his eyes gouged by a GA linebacker in the pile.

  8. plfalzar says: Nov 5, 2009 10:28 AM

    Great stuff, Taylor. Did you ban robertg? He should have posted a long diatribe on this by now.

  9. John Taylor says: Nov 5, 2009 10:37 AM

    @ plfalzar: nope, the esteemed robertg is not banned. He might be out looking for a “shift” key, though.

  10. Deb says: Nov 5, 2009 11:28 AM

    @John … shift key–the other reason his posts give me a headache. Now that was funny :-)

  11. texasPHINSfan says: Nov 5, 2009 12:49 PM

    can anyone tell me what the criticism exactly was?
    if you’re referring to the incident, here’s how it went down:
    reporter: “urban, what do you think about the hit on tebow by the georgia defender that wasn’t called?”
    meyer: “well first off i have great respect for the SEC officials, i think they do a great job. but i think that should have been a penalty. Obviously, it should have been. You’ve got to protect quarterbacks. That’s the whole purpose. It’s right in front of the referee. I’m not sure how they’re going to handle that, but … that was one of the plays we did send in.”
    that was it. is that criticism, or answering a question that was asked? it should also be noted that he had already sent the tape in to the SEC for proper review, following their preferred method of handling.
    also, meyer was asked, point-blank.
    i’m still wondering where the criticism is. he was asked if he thought it should have been called. would you rather urban say “no, that wasn’t a penalty?”
    come on guys, let’s get real here. this is just more anti-florida stuff. can we read about something OTHER than florida for once, please? more Big12 love!

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