What happened at end of first half?

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I was at the game. Awesome fan turnout.

We couldn’t tell what happened? Fleck went crazy on officials. Was he trying to call a timeout? Did they not see?
 

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I was at the game. Awesome fan turnout.

We couldn’t tell what happened? Fleck went crazy on officials. Was he trying to call a timeout? Did they not see?

There was a flag on the previous play, and it was against the Gophers.
Colorado had the option if they wanted the ball to be dead, or wind the clock.

The refs told Fleck it was a stopped clock and it wouldn't run. But Colorado wanted the clock to run and it did.
Fleck otherwise could have called a timeout, but the refs didn't provide that option since they told him it was a dead clock until the next play would start.


Also odd on that series, and I don't have video proof, but it seemed like Colorado did not stop the clock after the first down (or did so very briefly).
I'd have to watch the tape on that.
Either way. We got four plays off in a minute and I don't think it was Fleck's fault.
 


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PJ f'd up. He didn't understand the rule that because we were called for the penalty, Colorado had the choice whether to have the clock run or not. They obviously chose to have the clock run and PJ didn't realize the rule.
 

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There was a flag on the previous play, and it was against the Gophers.
Colorado had the option if they wanted the ball to be dead, or wind the clock.

The refs told Fleck it was a stopped clock and it wouldn't run. But Colorado wanted the clock to run and it did.
Fleck otherwise could have called a timeout, but the refs didn't provide that option since they told him it was a dead clock until the next play would start.


Also odd on that series, and I don't have video proof, but it seemed like Colorado did not stop the clock after the first down (or did so very briefly).
I'd have to watch the tape on that.
Either way. We got four plays off in a minute and I don't think it was Fleck's fault.
I didn't know that portion of it. That's strange.

I think it's PJ' s fault regardless. They should have seen the clock running. It's not the end of the world and it's a good game to sort of learn that lesson the hard way. But I think it was a mistake by PJ.
 



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I didn't know that portion of it. That's strange.

I think it's PJ' s fault regardless. They should have seen the clock running. It's not the end of the world and it's a good game to sort of learn that lesson the hard way. But I think it was a mistake by PJ.

Well then we can just chalk it up as the about the 41st time we've complained about PJ's first half time out usage in which a game was not decided by PJ's time out usage.
 

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Well then we can just chalk it up as the about the 41st time we've complained about PJ's first half time out usage in which a game was not decided by PJ's time out usage.
Yeah, I'm also not saying you were wrong. I don't know what happened.

Also - I like the way PJ uses his TOs in the first half. I think making sure we are in the correct plays is often more important than saving the TOs for some end of the half drive.
 

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I gotta admit, I was screaming at the TV for the refs to stop the clock after the penalty. I thought they screwed up. I was wrong.
 



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It is very possible that the refs screwed up. But someone should have done something about it. Someone on the sideline should have noticed.
 


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Yeah, I'm also not saying you were wrong. I don't know what happened.

Also - I like the way PJ uses his TOs in the first half. I think making sure we are in the correct plays is often more important than saving the TOs for some end of the half drive.
The first one worked to perfection…didn’t like the alignment on our D, called TO, much to the chagrin to many posters, and I think the next two plays were a TFL or sack, then a Buffs penalty or some combination like that which put them in a 3rd and very long.

Please do that all day, PJ.
 

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PJ f'd up. He didn't understand the rule that because we were called for the penalty, Colorado had the choice whether to have the clock run or not. They obviously chose to have the clock run and PJ didn't realize the rule.
It appears that he knew the rule but was told by the officials that the clock was dead until the next play had started.
 



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Yeah, I'm also not saying you were wrong. I don't know what happened.

Also - I like the way PJ uses his TOs in the first half. I think making sure we are in the correct plays is often more important than saving the TOs for some end of the half drive.
Exactly. It’s not nearly as important to save timeouts to run a two minute drill in college as it is in the NFL. With clock stoppages on first downs it lessens their importance.
 

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The first one worked to perfection…didn’t like the alignment on our D, called TO, much to the chagrin to many posters, and I think the next two plays were a TFL or sack, then a Buffs penalty or some combination like that which put them in a 3rd and very long.

Please do that all day, PJ.
Yeah, I agree 100%. I like the way PJ uses his timeouts. I always thought coaches that save them for a potential/possible two minute drill is pure tunnel vision.
 

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It appears that he knew the rule but was told by the officials that the clock was dead until the next play had started.
This is the way I understood it, although I don't know for sure. But if this is the case, then I don't expect anyone to be watching the clock - they have enough else to do than that.
 

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This is the way I understood it, although I don't know for sure. But if this is the case, then I don't expect anyone to be watching the clock - they have enough else to do than that.
Your Brutus quote contradicts your statement. As a coach, you can talk, think and otherwise “coach” while still glancing at the clock. Your quote is correct: coaches responsibility.
 




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