Shane Beamer says refs cost Georgia the 2017 national title vs. Alabama

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By Joe Vitale Every Georgia fan knows good and well that Tyler Simmons was onside during his blocked punt that was called back against Alabama in the 2017 national championship. In the moment, though, the refs, who threw a flag and declared that Simmons was offside, did not see it that way. That blown call cost Georgia a massive play that, had it stood, very well could have led to the Bulldogs winning the title. It was the third quarter and Alabama was punting from its own 24 yard line when Georgia wide receiver Simmons perfectly timed the snap and got a clean block on the Alabama punt. At the…

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