GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The Atlantic Coast Conference
commissioner told Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley on Monday
that some officiating mistakes were made in the disputed
Foley said ACC commissioner John Swofford told him a review
conducted by the league turned up errors among the disputed calls
made by referee Jack Childress and his crew in Florida's 38-34 loss
last month, and they were being dealt with internally.
"I'm confident there was a thorough review," Foley said.
"Hopefully this will make us all better in the future."
No fewer than six questionable calls went against the Gators.
They began with the opening kickoff, when Florida State's Antonio
Cromartie lost a fumble, but was ruled down, allowing the Seminoles
to keep the ball. Irate fans at The Swamp rained down debris on the
refs as they left the field.
Foley said Swofford didn't get into specifics about which calls
were wrong. Nor did Foley divulge what, if any, sanctions would be
handed out to the officials.
"They don't tell us that," he said.
Neither Swofford nor ACC director of officials Tommy Hunt
immediately returned telephone messages left at their offices by
The Associated Press.
Foley said he would continue to discuss the possibility of
getting neutral officiating crews for future games between the
in-state rivals. The current contract, which expires after next
season, calls for officials from the visiting team's conference to
call the game.