GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The Southeastern Conference official who received death threats after a
controversial penalty in last year's Florida-Tennessee game has
been removed from Saturday's rematch, Florida Today reported.
SEC supervisor of officials Bobby Gaston tells the paper he
reassigned side judge Bobby Moreau for safety reasons.
Moreau made the personal foul call on Florida receiver Dallas
Baker in the closing moments of Tennessee's 30-28 win in Knoxville
Officials also mistakenly stopped the clock after the penalty
with 55 seconds remaining. The miscue gave the Volunteers more time to
set up James Wilhoit's game-winning, 50-yard field goal with six
seconds to play.
Moreau's crew was assigned to officiate Saturday's game in
Gainesville. Moreau, however, will be in Nashville, working the
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.