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Referees Just Made A Huge Mistake In Clemson-Notre Dame

first_imgDabo Swinney speaks on the sideline.ATLANTA, GA – SEPTEMBER 22: Head Coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers calls a play against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on September 22, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)The referees in this evening’s Clemson-Notre Dame College Football Playoff semifinal game have made a couple of questionable calls. The most-recent one might have been the worst of the bunch.A Tigers’ defender pretty clearly ripped the ball out of the hands of a Fighting Irish player, forcing an interception, but Notre Dame was allowed to keep the ball.The referees somewhat ruled on the field that forward progress had been stopped (it hadn’t).The play was therefore un-reviewable.Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney is not happy.“That’s one of the most absurd calls I’ve ever seen… forward progress has never been called that fast in the history of this sport,” tweeted one writer.That’s one of the most absurd calls I’ve ever seen… forward progress has never been called that fast in the history of this sport.— Ryan McCrystal (@Ryan_McCrystal) December 30, 2018“Forward progress is the worst cop out in the entire sport… just admit you screwed up the call fools,” tweeted Reddit CFB.Forward progress is the worst cop out in the entire sport… just admit you screwed up the call fools— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) December 30, 2018Matt Hinton probably had the best take on the play:“Let’s go ahead and declare forward progress to the end of this game,” he tweeted.Let’s go ahead and declare forward progress to the end of this game.— Matt Hinton (@MattRHinton) December 30, 2018Clemson is currently beating Notre Dame, 30-3, with about 13 minutes to go in the fourth quarter.The game is on ESPN.last_img read more