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Rare Honesty From SEC Refs

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They do tell the truth sometimes.

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One of the parts of the SEC meetings this week is a press appearance for SEC head of referees Steve Shaw. The refs catch a lot of heat, of course, so you wouldn't be out of line to expect some defensiveness from them.

Well, you sometimes get some honesty from them too:

It's a well-worn cliché that there is holding on every play in college football, but you typically only hear that from TV or written commentators. Here it basically is from the conference's head of officiating.

It's hard to say with the current state of college football statistics who teaches the worst of the holders. I think we all know, however, who (Roll) teaches (Tide) the best of them.