Here is a link to the Los Angeles Times coverage of the final (non-)play of the UW-USC game.
When I wrote my story yesterday, I was writing from quotes and from what I had seen from the sideline, which isn't always a very good view. (Sportswriters generally have to leave the better view of the press box before games end so that we are in position for our post-game interviews.)
Now that I've had a chance to watch the replay a few times, I have about three additional thoughts.
1.) Both coaches were rightly unhappy with the way the Pac-10 crew handled the final play, and rightly so. It was, as Pete Carroll said, a mess.
2.) After the game, Tyrone Willingham didn't seem to have any particular complaint that the clock had run down to two seconds. And I was watching the play, not the clock. But on replay, it seems obvious that there should have been something closer to five seconds. And those extra three seconds, of course, would have allowed the Huskies to run their play.
3.) The Huskies weren't ready to run the play. Juan Garcia's complaint was that the umpire altered his pace and didn't give enough warning before the ball was put in play. But it seems obvious from the replays that the Huskies were talking among themselves, and not set and poised as they should have been with only two seconds on a home clock that had already proved itself to be very quick.