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Crew returns sans official

By ANTONYA ENGLISH
Published September 13, 2005


The SEC official who called the personal foul against Florida receiver Dallas Baker last season at Tennessee has been reassigned from his crew for Saturday's rematch.

Bobby Moreau is a member of the crew working the game Saturday in Gainesville, but league officials instead assigned him to the Vanderbilt-Mississippi game in Nashville.

Moreau flagged Baker for a 15-yard penalty late in the game after he hit cornerback Jonathan Wade. Replays showed Wade hit Baker first, which could have resulted in offsetting penalties.

Moreau was not the official who failed to restart the clock, giving the Vols about 20 extra seconds for their eventual winning drive.

Moreau, who was suspended for two games last season, received death threats for several weeks after last year's game.