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Dan Mullen wants to know 'motive' of referee call in UGA game from SEC office

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edited November 2019 in Article commenting

imageDan Mullen wants to know 'motive' of referee call in UGA game from SEC office

Dan Mullen, who is catching heat from the Florida fans and media over the UGA loss, turned his attention to the SEC’s referees on Monday. Mullen wants to know what the SEC’s “motive is” for allowing Lawrence Cager’s catch in the second quarter to stand. The catch was reviewed on replay, and confirmed as a reception.

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  • reddawg1reddawg1 Posts: 2,380 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Lets talk about FLA offensive line holding on virtually every pass play.

  • AceDawgAceDawg Posts: 13 ✭ Freshman

    It was a 50/50 call. Just because the ball touched the ground doesn't mean it isn't a reception. I think it can easily be argued that Cager had secured the ball enough to say that the ground didn't affect the catch. The ball moved, but he had it pressed against himself before it touched the ground and never let go.

    Mullen needs to learn how to hold his tongue in the offseason so that Florida losses to UGA aren't as painful for him. Including his final two matchups with UGA at Mississippi State, that is 4 straight UGA losses for Dan MuLLLLen.

  • jrmdvm1jrmdvm1 Posts: 105 ✭✭✭ Junior

    I am one who would not have been surprised if that call had been overturned. The call on the field was a reception, and based on the call "standing", the opinion of the replay officials must have been a lack of conclusive evidence to cause them to overturn the call. It was fortunate for us. Just part of the game, just like when we get an unfavorable ( to us ) ruling.

  • Dawg365Dawg365 Posts: 1,109 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    I love it when Mullen says anything directed to or about UGA. He is apparently not mature enough, wise enough or smart enough to realize the end result is that it hurts his goals and the UF program.

  • GBALGBAL Posts: 563 ✭✭✭✭ Senior
    edited November 2019

    Suprised a bit at the call at the time ..... BUT....If it had been called incomplete on the field and then reviewed, the call would have stood. So Mullin is wrong IMO; that call had everything to do with what the official on the field saw on a BAM BAM play and call on the field. Inconclusive video for overturn either way in Birmingham.

  • NashDawgNashDawg Posts: 63 ✭✭✭ Junior

    Cousin Eddie just savoring those sour grapes right now....I knew when he was interviewed right before halftime and his focus was on the referees and the questionable Cager catch, we had won the game

    when you’re more worried about a missed call instead of moving on and understanding there’s a lot of football to play, you have increased your chance of losing

    A lot of missed calls on the UF O-line holding UGAs Jersey’s all day, but that’s the game of football. 99% of the time missed/bad calls balance themselves out between two teams

  • diesel_7diesel_7 Posts: 79 ✭✭✭ Junior

    I wasn't happy with the refs either. What about the holding call in Swifts TD run?? The FLA guy fell down behind the play, not really a hold at all. And Florida got TWO big holding call breaks on their last drive along with their sketchy TD catch.

    I will say that it doesn't really come down to recruits, coaches or facilities, it comes down to the refs. Pitiful. I can't help to wonder it they aren't getting paid by Vegas.

  • Dawg4lyfDawg4lyf Posts: 14 ✭✭ Sophomore

    The team that loses always has a problem with the calls in the game. In their opinion, all of the "bad calls" would have changed the direction of the game. If Florida wants to win, quit blaming the refs for calls and learn to run the ball...21 yards rushing had way more to do with losing than any call they could question.

  • BetheredgeBetheredge Posts: 151 ✭✭✭ Junior

    I used to have a tremendous amount of respect for Mullen especially with what he accomplished at Ms. State. However since arriving back in Gainesville, whether it's the pressure at UF or too many headbutts with his players, his deck is missing a few cards. He seems to be going out of the way to channel Spurrier. Spurrier was always original & a natural at Georgia one liners but Mullen seems to be forcing the issue and even sad with his attempts to channel the old Ball Coach. It's really sad to see someone lose their mind but in this case it only benefits the Dawgs as long as he keeps distracting his teams and fan base with his weak wit. Go Dawgs!!!

  • ReddenBlaqueReddenBlaque Posts: 18 ✭ Freshman

    There is a reason why Dan Mullen's wife did not want him under the scrutiny that comes with a program like Florida. She knows him best.

    This man is going to implode.

    He has had to rely on late come from behind wins against Miami, Kentucky, and South Carolina. He's lucky to not have five or more losses this year. You can't live that way and be considered a good coach. Eventually those games aren't going to go your way. When that pressure gets dialed up on him it might actually be a sad thing to watch.

  • Dawgfan1995Dawgfan1995 Posts: 75 ✭✭✭ Junior

    A wise friend once told me, "only losers complain about the refereeing."

    Looks like that's true again.

  • dogs_n_bravesdogs_n_braves Posts: 110 ✭✭✭ Junior

    Dan Mullen working tow jobs these days . . . moonlighting as a partisan on Adam Shiff's committee - because that's what he sounds like.


    Question the accuracy of the call, complain about the call, and even have a fit over that call. But questioning the motives (not jokingly, but seriously) of the officiating crew in Birmingham . . . sheesh.

  • ShoottheHoochShoottheHooch Posts: 1,436 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Holding can be called on virtually every play so no gripe there. There were two plays when the UF offensive line moved early and UF made nice gains. What was the motive there? What was the motive when UF's receiver pushed off on the TD at the goal line?

    More importantly, with Mullen saying, "Every game played in Florida is a home game for the Gators." what was Mullen's and his staffs' motive for doing such a pi$$ poor job of having his team prepared to play in the most important game of his career? His players, Gator fans, and his "home field advantage" deserved more than a clown act in the media!

  • DallasDawgDallasDawg Posts: 1,000 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    And this is EXACTLY why I've been saying for nearly two years now, that UGA fans need to quit complaining about the bad/missed calls in 2018 NC game against Alabama. Refs miss calls. Always have. Always will. You just play on. Most of the time, the players do that. It's the fans who can't get over it. And now, some coaches (Muschamp and Mullen) have started down that road. And as you see, it just makes you look whiny and petty. You got BEAT, Mullen. Deal with it! If your team makes any of the other plays during the game, maybe the outcome is different. But they didn't, and it wasn't. If we make a play on 2nd and 26 in Atlanta, we're National Champions and no one is talking about Tyler Simmons being onsides or any other calls the referees made or didn't make. But we didn't make that play and we were not the National Champions. So like us, move on Mullen! Go Dawgs!

  • 1SICemDAWGS11SICemDAWGS1 Posts: 1,317 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    1 bad call didn't win or lose this game..rather what flawida failed to do the rest of the game lost it for them..quit whining like a spoiled kid..typical of a losing gatur coach or fan 😭😭😭

  • Mickey_HandMickey_Hand Posts: 869 ✭✭✭✭ Senior
    edited November 2019

    Vince Dooley was once asked why he didn't play the rest of a game under protest after a glaringly obvious bad call. His reply was "You don't win football games on Monday".;

  • 1SICemDAWGS11SICemDAWGS1 Posts: 1,317 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
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