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Inconsistency. From now on spell it NCAA.
Every year you can watch a play in a game being played in one conference and watch the same play in another conference and you have different sets of rulings on both.
LSU punter Brad Wing was rightfully penalized for taunting Florida players while scoring on a fake punt. I didn't say it was a good rule, just that the ruling was correct.
Saturday, in Lansing, MI., Michigan State defensive back Isaiah Lewis picked off Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson and ran it back for a score, holding the ball out at Robinson before he crossed the goal line.
The taunt was barely discussed on ESPN. Tim Brandon of CBS did come down hard on the Big Ten for not instructing its officials the same way SEC officials have apparently been instructed on how to handle such an action.
In the same game, Michigan State defensive end William Gholston had two personal fouls called on him. Gholston's first foul happened when he went into a pile and grabbed Robinson's face mask and twisted his head.
A flag was thrown.
Then, after Michigan offensive tackle Taylor Lewan grabbed Gholston by his face mask, Gholston got up and punched him, drawing a second personal foul.
On Tuesday, the Big Ten said it is looking into some possible incidents of unsportsmanlike conduct during it's game with Michigan.
Really? It took three days?
At least there may be some action. Last year Nebraska's Rex Burhead almost had his head twisted around like Linda Blair after scoring against Iowa State. Nebraska players grabbed the Iowa State player and pushed him away. They were penalized. I guess that had nothing to do with Nebraska leaving the Big 12 for the Big 10.
Besides Nick Fairley getting away with some cheap shots last year, the SEC has come down pretty hard on such actions by its athletes.
I guess it's the other conference's way of trying to level the playing field with the SEC.
But the inconsistencies show why the NCAA has little credibility.
Changing subjects, it pains me to say this because I love watching the guy play, but Tryrann Mathieu needs to quit running his mouth.
Mathieu is constantly jawing at opposing receivers, running backs and anybody else wearing enemy colors.
What bothers me about that, besides the fact it's going to cost the Tigers a serious penalty in the future, is that high school players and even younger players in Louisiana are watching this and think it is the way to play because "The Honeybadger" does it.
High school football games seem to already be getting out of hand and high school officials have a hard time controling it.
There were two fights at football games last Friday - Bastrop-Carroll and Baker-Parkview Baptist.
There was a tense moment in the Vidalia-Marksville game after Marksville players and coaches ran on the field celebrating a block (should have been a clip) on a punt return by a Marksville player. Viking coaches ran out close to midfield screaming their displeasure and Marksville just received a sideline warning.
I'm not blaming all of this on Mathieu, but, believe me, if the kids see it being done by someone as popular as Mathieu, they think it is OK, especially when the actions are allowed to continue.
I understand celebrating an interception or big hit, but the constant jawing needs to be pulled back. It's called discipline.
Let your play do all the talking, Honeybadger. Nobody has to be told how good you are.
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