There has been a lot of talk and complaining from Notre Dame fans and coaches regarding the Excessive celebration / unsportsmanlike conduct penalty given to Armando Allen following their two point conversion in the fourth quarter on Saturday. As expected, Brian has provided a definitive and appropriate response.
When Allen got the flag, I had a major rush of déjà vu. It isn't like Notre Dame hasn't seen this before. I talked about the exact same situation in the 1999 Notre Dame Rewind post. Here is the recap notes from MGoBlue.com:
To widen the margin, Notre Dame completed a two-point conversion on a flicker pass over the defense to Bobby Brown, setting the score at 22-19 with 4:08 remaining. Notre Dame was penalized 15 yards for excessive celebration following its conversion and was forced to kick off from its 20-yard line, and Thomas' 20-yard return gave U-M the ball at its 42-yard line with 4:08 on the clock.
As a service to future Notre Dame football fans, coaches, and players -- I have prepared a very clear image to print and pass out to all your friends so they understand the rules.