By now, you’ve probably heard about the Texas-Iowa State game last night — the Longhorns pulled out a 31-30 victory after some controversial calls. After the game, ISU head coach Paul Rhoads blew up in front of the media blasting the referees, and even Iowa State haters were feeling that the Cyclones didn’t get a fair shake. In short, the Big 12 is probably going to have to comment on the officiating sometime today (they may back up the refs, but we’ll see).
Former Texas A&M athletics director Bill Byrne also was irritated by the officiating, but for a different reason. He didn’t feel that last night’s calls were simply an aberration or poor judgment, but part of a larger “trend” that tends to bode well for Texas — which he wonderfully mistakes as “TU”:
Watched it happen too many times. When tu needs a call, they get it. Clearly a fumble. Call goes for tu.
— Bill Byrne (@Bill_Byrne) October 4, 2013
What do you think — do Big 12 officials help out Texas? That seems like an awfully bold claim.