Lagat Wannabee wrote:
Should it have been called or protested? I've seen many far more trivial violations than this called. Rules are rules and this one was broken. The result didn't changed but Florida could have possibly run faster setting an even stronger school record.
Note also that not only did a championship ride on this outcome, but a lot of cash as well. I have no doubt that Mouse gets a bonus for bringing home a championship trophy, so I can't blame him for protesting.
I saw it the same as you but don't feel it warranted the DQ but...whatever.
I don't think UF protested. The flag was raised and the DQ made after review. A&M appealed and was denied.