The Big Ten, following a spring trial run at Michigan and Michigan State, is looking to approve the use of goal-line cameras for the conference in 2012, Jon Solomon of The Birmingham News reports. With the use of instant replay, having a camera at the goal-line seems the next logical step, especially after watching critical plays decided by review of poor camera angles.
As the Big Ten coordinator of officials Bill, Carollo, puts it:
“We’d have to look and justify if we can do something like that,” Carollo said. “I’m interested in it because it’s the most important line on the field. It’s expensive. But a call at the goal line when we make a mistake is very expensive, too. You could have the wrong team winning.”
Carollo gets it right; the calls are too important to be missed. Winning and losing championships are at stake. Winning and losing spots in the BCS Rankings are at stake. Winning and losing the opportunity to go to a bowl game are at stake. When the stakes are that high, it is…
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