Will Muschamp contacted SEC office about Saturday's officiating
South Carolina coach Will Muschamp was visibly upset with the officiating in the Florida loss on Saturday and called one flag given to him for unsportsmanlike conduct “gutless” because the official ran 40 yards to throw it, the coach said.
Muschamp was upset with a non-call on a would-be offensive pass interference call on Florida’s touchdown from Kyle Trask to Kyle Pitts. There was also a false start, and a holding call not flagged on Florida’s 75-yard touchdown run by Dameon Pierce.
“The guy ran 40 yards away and dropped a flag. I have no idea. I’d rather him drop it on my feet. Drop it on my feet next time,” Muschamp said Saturday. “I’m not going to comment on anything else. Don’t go 40 yards away and drop a flag. Gutless.”
Muschamp said “no comment” when asked about the possibility of a “sky judge” at games to review plays from the press box with a TV monitor.
On his Sunday night media teleconference, Muschamp explained that he talked with the SEC’s head of officiating, Steve Shaw, and Commissioner Greg Sankey about the non-calls.
“Nothing I’m going to say will change anything,” Muschamp said, according to David Cloninger. “We all saw what happened. That’s in the conference office’s hands.”