On October 18th, 2008 LSU played South Carolina in a battle of SEC foes.Â LSU came a way the victor, 24-17 in a closely fought battle.Â LSU won a game that was closer than some expected.Â The bigger news however, happened during the game. You can see it here -LSU vs USC Ref hit .Â Officially, the SEC and even South Carolina Coach Steve Spurrier, upon reviewing the film, have acknowledged that the hit by Referee Wilbur Hackett Jr. was not intentional and he was doing his job when QB Stephen Garcia cut back, Hackett had no where to go, and was protecting himself.
Here at The Drubbing, we heard something different.Â In our minds this is how it played out:
After the LSU, South Carolina game this past Saturday, there was one thing on everyone’s mind, what was up with that hit on USC QB Stephen Garcia?Â While the Gamecocks eventually scored on the drive, this could have changed the outcome of the game.Â Â In case you missed the game, QB Stephen Garcia, while scrabbling, was trying to cut through the defense of the Tigers once again when LSU’s 12th man, Referee Wilbur Hackett Jr. gave Garcia a forearm shiver that would have made Rick Flare jealous.Â Wilbur, a former Kentucky University Linebacker has some football background and displayed it Saturday.
We caught up with Hackett after the game to talk to him about his hit.Â This is what he said, “Yeah I hit him. and I laid him out real good too. He’d been running all over LSU and they weren’t doing a damn thing about it. So I took matters into my own hands.”Â Upon asking him why he needed to take ‘matters into his own hands’, Hackett responded, “Call it karma for the Ole Ball coach running up the score all the time at Florida.”
It is hard to argue with that, so we solute you Wilbur Hackett, karma is a bia and Steve Spurrior defintely had it coming to him.