The piece of gum Bill Lynch took out of his mouth and whipped at his sideline after Saturday’s controversial interception call apparently managed to land without causing any damage.
“I haven’t been called by any lawyer at this point,” Lynch said with a laugh when asked about the incident caught by ESPN cameras and shown both during the game and in various TV and internet highlight packages afterward. “I have no idea.”
Lynch, unsurprisingly, wasn’t looking to say much about the interception, which Indiana fans argued should have been called simultaneous possession between IU receiver Damarlo Belcher and and Michigan cornerback Donovan Warren.
“That’s part of the game,” Lynch said. “We’ve all been through it. I really do. I think as coaches and players, you learn that when it’s over, it’s over, and you move on. That’s where we are.”
Lynch said IU will not try to get any clarification or apology from the Big Ten. He said he actually never got an explanation on the play from the officials at the game Saturday.
“I didn’t talk to them,” Lynch said. “I wasn’t listening too well at that point. And really, the guys on our sideline weren’t involved in the play.”