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Josh's "touchback"

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by El Gringo, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. El Gringo

    El Gringo Pura Vida Club Member

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    I have not watched the game on the DVR yet, but I'm curious if there was any commentary about Josh Smith's infamous touch back. From Section 119, I saw him walking towards, then over, the line. Not seeing him neal down, thought it was a safety.

    Did anyone catch what the official ruling was? did the refs blow the whistle or the call?
     
  2. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

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    i was shocked it wasn't a safety. give credit to UT's guys, they didn't let up on Josh. planted him pretty good....no whistle, keep playing.
     
  3. Bone Buff

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    I didn't see the whole play, but my guess is the entire ball never left the plane of the end zone.
     
  4. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

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    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    The commentators said the ball did not cross the plane even though his feet did. I am glad the UT player planted him, maybe that lesson will stick....
     
  6. 96 Buff

    96 Buff Resident Commie Bastard Club Member Junta Member

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    The entire ball has to leave the end zone and then go fully back in before it'd be a safety. Even had Josh left the end zone on that play, his forward progress would've given us the ball at the 1-inch line.
     
  7. SkiTownUSA

    SkiTownUSA Administrator Club Member Junta Member

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    I'm glad he got pile drived. I don't know what the hell he was thinking.
     
  8. Rraalph 3000

    Rraalph 3000 Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking that too...no mater what it could not have been a safety...in any event, it makes me sick to my stomach to watch that crap over an over
     
  9. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    Maybe we should hire Mr. Williams to coach special teams.
     
  10. Daaah

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    It looks like he almost tossed the ball to the ref though. Can you imagine?
     
  11. SpacemanSpiff

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    I thought maybe he was waiting to see if Texas coverage guys were peeling off and heading for the bench, assuming it was a touchback, which would give him an opportunity for a big return (Wan't there a guy in the NFL that started a kickoff return that way?). But obvioulsy they weren't falling for it. If I was Hawk, I would have told him that he paid for it by taking a big hit. Glad he didn't drop the ball.
     
  12. LongHaulBuff

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    Terrell Buckley did that twice. Catch the ball stand there and then take off after the other team thinks it's a dead ball.
     
  13. AustinTxBuff

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    Well, if he steps out, then steps back in on his own, then there is no forward progress outside of the endzone. Which is kind of what happened, except he never fully brought it out.

    You can't get the ball at the 1-inch line, because then the back of the ball would be on the goal line, so that'd be either a safety or a touchback (depending on what team is responsible for putting the ball in the endzone).
     
  14. Buffman

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    smith is such a trickster that he even fooled himself into not doing anything.
     
  15. El Gringo

    El Gringo Pura Vida Club Member

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    Got it. Thanks, although looking at the vid that Mick posted, it sure looks like the ball was over the line.

    :dito:
     
  16. Skidmark

    Skidmark Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    ...or maybe Jerry Lewis. :rim shot::smile2:
     
  17. OUBuff

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    As if it would have made a difference? :huh:
     
  18. InTheBuff

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    OU did something very similar in last year's CU game.
     
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    A guy at work today said there is speculation that he may have heard a whistle so thought the play was dead. Apparently, there was an obnoxious tu fan blowing a whistle.

    According to the commentators, the ball didn't cross the line all the way. The official probably wanted to let him off the hook as well. Frankly, I was watching and was, like, "What the hell is he doing? Is he going to just walk toward the line then take off? WHAT THE HELL? OH NO! WHAT WAS HE ****ING THINKING!!! YOU IDOT!!! :lol:
     
  20. neil29fp

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    How on Earth can you tell from looking at that video?
     
  21. FSU>Colorado

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    I can't believe he did that, very, very, very, very, very, very dumb play. Kid is good though.
     

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