Originally Posted by Bazza
Thanks guys....glad you enjoyed it.
For Bama this was a business trip.
Nothing more nothing less.
Our team is #1 in penalties in the SEC. Alabama has the lowest.
If you want to believe it's because of biased officiating go for it but you are only kidding yourself.
It is a culture - fostered by the coaching staff and by peer pressure - the juniors and seniors on the team keeping the new guys in line.
We can get there - and when we do there's no reason we can't win another SEC Championship - and beyond.
Thanks for the reps and for the great comments.
No doubt there are things we can do to coach more discipline and get fewer calls as a result.
But SOS and Meyer are good examples of coaches who have teams that are far less penalized everywhere they coach except for Florida... and SOS even in the same conference. I haven't paid attention to Zook, but my guess is that even his Illinois teams were less heavily penalized than his Gator teams.
Biased officiating is very definitely a portion of what's going on. Not sure what can be done about it, though.