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Re: Coach arrested after altercation
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2018, 08:34:39 AM »
Grabbing your own player is usually not a problem and is expected.  Grabbing the other team's player is a recipe for disaster.

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Re: Coach arrested after altercation
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2018, 07:46:23 PM »
Do all those flags really need to be thrown?  Just stand back and be a witness and write numbers down.  No need for 10 flags to be tossed.

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Re: Coach arrested after altercation
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2018, 07:53:43 PM »
Remember, if you are ejecting someone for coming on to the field during a fight, you ought to have thrown a flag for fighting.  Our crew got taken to the woodshed several years ago for ejecting a player for coming off the bench for a fight but no one flagged the fight.

Offline JasonTX

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Re: Coach arrested after altercation
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2018, 08:52:30 PM »
Remember, if you are ejecting someone for coming on to the field during a fight, you ought to have thrown a flag for fighting.  Our crew got taken to the woodshed several years ago for ejecting a player for coming off the bench for a fight but no one flagged the fight.

I don't disagree with putting a flag down but every official throwing flags seems like overkill.  It looks like every official tossed every flag they had.  I've seen flags end up missing in situations like this. 

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Re: Coach arrested after altercation
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2018, 11:25:00 AM »
The last flag at the end is thrown incorrectly, however. USC flags are "signal flares". They do not mark the spot of enforcement -- so if you're flagging the coach that's running across the field, trying to hit him with the flag will only cause more problems than it solves.

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Re: Coach arrested after altercation
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2018, 02:54:26 PM »
Remember, if you are ejecting someone for coming on to the field during a fight, you ought to have thrown a flag for fighting.  Our crew got taken to the woodshed several years ago for ejecting a player for coming off the bench for a fight but no one flagged the fight.
I was in a game where 2 players were ejected for coming off of the sideline and there was no fight to flag. A pass was broken up hard(before defenseless player provisions) by a B player. The A player was writhing in agony on the field as the defender stood over him flexing and posing. I flagged this action. When the rest of A saw what was going on, A players on the field went running to their guy. Players of B go running to their guy. Absolutely nothing happens. No pushing, no shoving, no bumping. But two A players come running onto the field "to help."

I know the rule says "during a fight." But, ejecting them seems like in keeping with the spirit of the rule, to me.

Offline Legacy Zebra

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Re: Coach arrested after altercation
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2018, 03:18:16 PM »
I disagree. There is no spirit vs letter argument in that case. When a kid gets 10 games a year, you better be right when you DQ him. Make it a UNS, sure because he absolutely left the bench to do something other than participate in the game. But how do you explain the DQ to a supervisor or his coach when you have no rule support?

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Re: Coach arrested after altercation
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2018, 10:39:32 AM »
I disagree. There is no spirit vs letter argument in that case. When a kid gets 10 games a year, you better be right when you DQ him. Make it a UNS, sure because he absolutely left the bench to do something other than participate in the game. But how do you explain the DQ to a supervisor or his coach when you have no rule support?
I'm not sure and flags only may be the right way to handle it. I was a newer official when this happened and I was working HL and it was players from the other bench. I didn't know anyone had come off of the bench until after everything was done. We had already had an ejection for fighting earlier in this game in a separate incident...and that may have been, whether rightly or wrongly, the reasoning used for their dq.

What would you do if the benches empty and no fight ever occurs....kind of like what happens fairly often in MLB? UNS for eveyone? If one team has 10 more players than the other, do they get 10 more UNS?

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Re: Coach arrested after altercation
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2018, 11:49:34 AM »
I know this is the general board, so I cant speak for any NFHS officials that may be seeing this. But Im TX or an NCAA game, I would give every player of both teams a UNS. This has been supported by the national coordinator as acceptable when you have benches clear with no fight. They all offset, so theres no yardage marked off, but everybody now has 1 UNS to their credit and a second one earns a DQ. If a player already had a UNS before the incident, they are now DQd.

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Re: Coach arrested after altercation
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2018, 10:59:56 AM »
I know this is the general board, so I cant speak for any NFHS officials that may be seeing this. But Im TX or an NCAA game, I would give every player of both teams a UNS. This has been supported by the national coordinator as acceptable when you have benches clear with no fight. They all offset, so theres no yardage marked off, but everybody now has 1 UNS to their credit and a second one earns a DQ. If a player already had a UNS before the incident, they are now DQd.
While the NCAA code allows multiple DB fouls of an uneven number to offset, NFHS does not. The team with the most players would get penalized the worst! :)

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Re: Coach arrested after altercation
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2018, 11:52:48 AM »
While the NCAA code allows multiple DB fouls of an uneven number to offset, NFHS does not. The team with the most players would get penalized the worst! :)

A few years ago, I remember seeing a high school game on ESPN where they got (and probably subsidized) two good teams from different states to play each other on national TV. One team was from Ohio, and played the game at home -- and since it was the big TV game, they dressed over 100 players. They had issues with everybody fitting in the team box.

The other team had to travel a couple hours to get there and they did.... not.... dress over 100 players.

There would probably have been a 40-50 person disparity in those fouls if it was that game.

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Re: Coach arrested after altercation
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2018, 03:21:03 PM »
In that case, find the instigators, tag them with it, and let everybody else know that there is zero leniency going forward.

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Re: Coach arrested after altercation
« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2018, 12:47:11 PM »
I know this is the general board, so I cant speak for any NFHS officials that may be seeing this. But Im TX or an NCAA game, I would give every player of both teams a UNS. This has been supported by the national coordinator as acceptable when you have benches clear with no fight. They all offset, so theres no yardage marked off, but everybody now has 1 UNS to their credit and a second one earns a DQ. If a player already had a UNS before the incident, they are now DQd.
This just happened in the Florida/ Vandy game. A player with a prior UNS was dq'd.

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Re: Coach arrested after altercation
« Reply #14 on: October 18, 2018, 07:44:08 AM »
Several years ago I was working a state championship game with about a minute to play and the team with the ball up by +20. The following were the high/low lights :

(1) QB attempts to take a knee;
(2) QB gets kneed;
(3) all Heaven (I know I can't say the opposite :)) breaks loose;
(4) many local ADs are issued sideline passes and are called security;
(5) a dozen of the fittest came running out to regain law and order P_S;
(6) my fellow z^ and I  z^ z^ z^ z^ z^ began writing down numbers;
(7) when the smoke cleared, we had  ^flag ^flag ^flag ^flag ^flag ^flag on the losing team &  ^flag ^flag on the leaders;
(8) my math (6-2 =4 X 15 =60) told me I would be sending Mr. sNiCkErS Umpire on a 60 yard journey;
(9) both coaches approached me and said in unison : "We don't need to play anymore ;D :'( " ;
(10) Mr.  sNiCkErS Umpire took off his hiking boots.

The coaches made a wise decision....and the bands played on....
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Re: Coach arrested after altercation
« Reply #15 on: October 18, 2018, 12:00:07 PM »
(8) my math (6-2 =4 X 15 =60) told me I would be sending Mr. sNiCkErS Umpire on a 60 yard journey;


In Texas if we have  ^flag    ^flag    ^flag  ^flag   ^flag   ^flag  on 1 team and  ^flag  ^flag on the other we signal  ^no and the umpire doesn't have to move anywhere.  All it takes is 1 knucklehead to offset all the knuckleheads from the other team

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Re: Coach arrested after altercation
« Reply #16 on: October 21, 2018, 09:46:06 AM »
In Texas if we have  ^flag    ^flag    ^flag  ^flag   ^flag   ^flag  on 1 team and  ^flag  ^flag on the other we signal  ^no and the umpire doesn't have to move anywhere.  All it takes is 1 knucklehead to offset all the knuckleheads from the other team
Back when we had "order of occurrence" on dueling DB fouls, I proposed adoption of the NCAA rule. It went down in flames with the rebuttal : "But the team with the most DB fouls gets off easy!!!"
The following year I submitted rule as is today. It passed with flying colors. A majority feel that no foul should go unpunished.