Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Move to Instant Replay a Good one...

... at least that's what everyone wants you to think. I cannot argue, but for something so "overwhelmingly favored by all parties, why on Earth are we just getting to it.

"Everyone wants as many correct calls as possible," Georgia Tech coach Chan Gailey added. "This is a great step toward making that happen."

The Big Ten model differs significantly from the NFL's replay model in that a technical advisor in the press box is solely responsible for considering plays for review, which must be rendered before the next play. Coaches cannot ask for plays to be reviewed, but the technical advisor can review as many plays as deemed necessary.

"I actually think it's better not to put it in the coaches' hands," Gailey said. "If someone's job is to be a replay official, he'll get good at it."