Mark Stoops couldn’t get through his Monday afternoon press conference without being asked to comment on the Chris Rodriguez touchdown controversy one more time.
When asked immediately after the game on Saturday, Stoops said, “He was clearly in. I really can’t give a good explanation. I didn’t really get good explanations all day. I don’t know if it’s us wearing these masks and all that, I don’t know. But that was a big swing.”
Now that he’s had time to review the tape and unwind, his tone hasn’t really changed.
Stoops replied, “I sent the film in. I can’t ever comment on what they tell me, and I haven’t gotten that back yet, so I’ll wait and hear what the official word is.”
“But it doesn’t matter,” he added. “Unfortunately it doesn’t matter. Until something changes or somebody holds somebody accountable, we need to move on. What did it look like to me? It looked like he was a yard deep into the end zone.”
Stoops is still upset, it sounds, but ready to move on from a costly decision beyond his control.