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5284 made an inference in another thread that Shane did not make the call. If not Shane, then who?
Probably the same person who set the WR rotation
this.... His name rhymes with Tank Steamer.
Billy Hite doesn't rhyme with Tank Steamer
This was all done by pfartology. Prior to each play an electronic signal in the form of a tone was sent through to Hites earphones. Diferent signals meant diferent types of plays. For instance one long signal was for a run up the middle(this was only used on third down situations in the red zone). A short beep was a pass to the wr in a crossing pattern and so forth. In all there were about 12 signals.
Hite then delivered the signal with his choice of rb's to Beamer by passing gas. there were only four of these signals(one for each back). These were delivered by length of sound and as soon as this was done coach Beamer would hold up the number of fingers appropiate to indicate who should be in the game. Sometimes Hite would pass particularly smelling gas when delivering a signal which resulted in Beamer giving him a quizical look which is now known as the "Who farted look".
This tecnique allows Hite to still make all of the rb decisions without appearing to do so. Sometimes it can be particularly rough on coach Beamer but it seems to work very well.
Hope this in some way answers your question.
I can't imagine it being any one other than Shane. I'm sure sometimes there would be enough time for the MOC/BS duo upstairs to site a preference (before a series, for example) but the RB coach is the only one with time to throw people in and out. The idea of it not being Shane isn't logical nor does it follow what we saw on game day on our television sets.
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