Scores of Big 12 fans already think the league is in the tank for cash cow Texas and last night just provided more ammunition to the conspiracy theorists. In ESPN's Thursday night game, Iowa State was royally screwed by a terrible replay decision. Leading 30-24 and defending their own goalline, replay clearly showed ISU's Jeremiah George stripping the ball from Texas RB Johnathan Gray. However, the officials upheld the ruling on the field that Gray was down. Texas scored 2 plays later and Iowa State lost by a point.
That led to this very animated press conference from an irate Cyclones head coach Paul Rhoads, who gave us one of the most epic opening statements in college football. Rhoads was incensed over the replay decision and told the press how proud he was of his players and how vehemently he disagreed with the replay decision.
I remember Sam Ponder telling me in a podcast that her favorite interview in college football was Paul Rhoads and you can see why in this press conference. I'm SO PROUD of the effort put forward by Paul Rhoads in this press conference.
No. My children over the past year have been cheated out of little league all stars so coaches kids play and my daughters piano teacher at arts school cheated her out of grades and recital performances continuously all year because he selected favorites. And these children poured their hearts and bodies into the respective activities. And I am fight both hard because it is not ok to be cheated. EVER. So Coach is spot on and I am writing the great IU to let him know personally we will watch this video forever to remember it is not OK.
Paul Rhodes is a cry baby. He should do his job and recruit players who can compete in the Big 12. Better yet, he should better coach the players he has now.
I will never understand why a coach, college or pro, kicks a FG inside the five yard line to go up by SIX. The Browns did the same thing.
Go for it on fourth down. If you convert the TD, you are up two scores. If you miss; you have them pinned back. Texas' goal at that point would be OT. Iowa State would still have a chance to win.
Instead, they go up six, kickoff, lose field position and put themselves in a position to LOSE the game.
The Hail Mary at the end of the half was bad luck. The decision to attempt the FG was all on you Coach Rhoads.
I doubt anyone in the media room asked him that question.
#Thefixisin. That was a fumble and recovery....ISU was hooped when they decided to "review" that play...Texas needs a call, they get a call.
@awfulannouncing if they don't give up a Hail Mary TD at half or put it in the endzone instead of a FG on drive before, bad calls mean zero.
@bryanbaise Good for him. If he felt any differently, I'd think less of him. Awful call. Love his passion.
Just imagine how mad he would have been had he known about missed illegal formation call on 2nd and goal. It was a hell of a lot easier to convert 3rd and goal from 1 ft line than having the ball on the 6 yd line with 3 chances. I don't think Texas would have scored if the penalty was called.
@KyleTucker_CJ Agreed completely.