Joel Klatt bemoans impact of officiating on College Football Playoff semifinals
Joel Klatt weighed in on officiating after watching the College Football Playoff games this past weekend. Klatt discussed this on his podcast ‘The Joel Klatt Show.’
Klatt labeled officiating in college football as “broke” and highlighted how some changes need to be made.
“Officiating in college football is broke, and we really need to fix it. ANd maybe more importantly — or more specifically — replay is broken. Replay is — ugh — very frustrating. It’s very frustrating to do a game as a broadcaster and watch replay fumble around for way too long to get a call wrong that is clear on video…
“The bottom line is: As great as those games were on Saturday, part of me hates the fact that officiating played such a huge part in it.”
“As great as those games were on Saturday, part of me hates the fact that officiating played such a huge part in it.”@joelklatt thinks officiating is broken in college football ⬇️
— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) January 2, 2023
One of the more recent questionable calls came in the Peach Bowl when it looked like Marvin Harrison Jr. was targeted in the back of the end zone by a Georgia DB. After a review by the referees, it was determined that there was no targeting penalty.
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Harrison laid on the ground after the hit for a few minutes afterward and did not return for the second half of the game. Ohio State ended up losing to the Bulldogs 42-41 after a missed 50-yard field goal by Noah Ruggles.
Should changes be made to the way college football games are officiated?