again - I posted the rule - how was Iowa allegedly in violation?It should have happened exactly once. Jurgens comes to the side and tells Austin that its Cam's fault, but the Iowa sideline was clapping which threw him off. Austin goes to Frost, Frost talks to ref. Ref then watches for it and flags Iowa.
Should NOT have been made a public excuse.
in your never ending quest to out-technicality everyone, you've posted and continuously reference the wrong rule. here's the one they violated, if indeed there was deliberate action from the opposing bench:no - great job by the refs of not overstepping their authority.
was posting the rule in response to the tantrums, whining and tears from the Neb coaches and fanbase
in your never ending quest to out-technicality everyone, you've posted and continuously reference the wrong rule. here's the one they violated, if indeed there was deliberate action from the opposing bench:
12-3-1: There shall be no unsportsmanlike conduct. This applies to any act which is contrary to the generally understood principles of sportsmanship. Such acts specifically include, among others:
(i) Using acts or words by the defensive team that are designed to disconcert an offensive team at the snap
while the foul in question did have to do with the sthe penalty itself, as it pertains to those on the sideline, is covered within the code of conduct & sportsmanship section of the rule book. in the NFL, this is a 15-yard penalty. in the NCAA, it's a 5-yard dead ball delay of game.
I don't know if anything actually occurred, or if there should've been a penalty. I just know you've wasted a lot of time defending the wrong stance in this instance.
disconcerting signal fouls are outlined in the ncaa rulebook under Rule 7-1-9 & 9-5-1d:that is the NFL rule book - does not apply to the NCAA
regardless, there is no mention of clapping anywhere to be found - so the premise is purely speculative
lots of clapping on both sidelines throughout the game - who knows the intent
was it for encouragement, to get one of their own players attention, to signal disapproval, or maybe the person in question was simply overcome in the moment with fond memories of their youth doing the hand jive right along with the song (the George Thorogood version) ? -- one can never be sure
lots of victory laps over the summer in confirming a strict constructionalist to the supreme court - if there isn't trust for some of the finest legal minds in the world to interpret a document written over 200 years ago - then how can we trust joe blow official to interpret the motivation behind a clap when nowhere in the rule book is clapping mentioned - they need to apply the text strictly as it is written
a complaint was voraciously voiced by Nebs coaching staff - it was taken under consideration and determined that nothing nefarious was afoot
can a clap be construed as a "disconcerting act"? -- speculative at bestdisconcerting signal fouls are outlined in the ncaa rulebook under Rule 7-1-9:
"Team B cannot use disconcerting acts to induce a false start by Team A."
pretty simple. again, I don't know what happened during the game friday.
I do, however, know exactly what's happening here in this thread.
covers abrupt movement, signals and words deliberately intended to draw illegal procedure, so yes, a clap could be construed that way within the context of a typical snap countcan a clap be construed as a "disconcerting act"? -- speculative at best
again - perhaps the referee was a strict constructionist and didn't feel he was within his rights to infer what a clap did or did not intend
Is that from the NFL or NCAA rule book?covers abrupt movement, signals and words deliberately intended to draw illegal procedure, so yes, a clap could be construed that way within the context of a typical snap count
it's also very rarely called regardless of the specific act in question
That is because clapping is not exclusively used for offensive purposes in a football game. Clapping to get the attention of the defense has been done since the beginning of time by coaches. Nebraska has had this problem for years. Ya change coaches but not a cadence? come on, man!both, under unsportsmanlike conduct.
NFL - 15 yard penalty, NCAA - 5 yard penalty.
it's rarely called in either league.