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About Rule 11

We started Rule 11 officials to help college football officials stay engaged.  After producing our first preseason quiz and seeing its popularity, we realized that there might be a need for other methods to receive information about officiating.

We also realized that we were always having conversations about officiating; with each other and with more seasoned, knowledgeable officials.  Why not record and share those conversations with others?  That's how the Rule 11 idea was born.

Thank you to everyone who continues to support what we are trying to do.

We're in this together!

-Rule 11 staff

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Thanks to Rule 11 Officials and Byron Adams for the podcast on the The Tom Beard Clinic. It is a first class event and I look forward to it returning to ASU in Tempe AZ in 2020... Keep up the great work, Rule 11 Officials!

- David Coleman VP Officiating, Pac-12 Conference

As a new college football official, I have found that this podcast is extremely helpful in breaking down both barriers and rules. The guests they bring on to the show as well as how they discuss their experiences, which are very similar to mine, are fantastic.

- J. Rosiek

Thank you for the great amount of effort you put in to provide this resource. This, along with independent/group rules study, keeps things fresh on my mind over the off-season. Keep up the content, especially the guest speakers! Thanks again!

- J. Raymer

I got a late start on your podcasts, but listened to all of them in a couple of weeks! Been spreading the word in Texas and y’all have some big fans here. Thanks for all you do. 

- D. Lord

If you want to improve yourself, these conversations are the ones you'd likely be having throughout the offseason but can't always find happening.... 

- T. Zyph

Latest Podcasts

Conversation 57: Big XII Referee Mike Defee

August 18, 2019 | 1

Big XII Referee Mike Defee joins us to discuss a variety of subjects that can help officials at all levels. Take a listen to the numerous insights in […]

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Conversation 56: Practice Tips and Numbering Exceptions

August 11, 2019 | 0

Tyler and Dwayne discuss two different topics.  We first talk about some things you can do during a team’s practice to take advantage of the time spent there. […]

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Conversation 55: Punt Mechanics & KCI with PAC-12 BJ David Ross

August 4, 2019 | 1

PAC-12 Back Judge David Ross joins us for a conversation regarding Punt Mechanics and KCI. Learn how he prepares for punt situations even before taking the field. David […]

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Conversation 54: Rule 5.2 – Down and Possession After a Penalty

July 21, 2019 | 0

Tyler and Dwayne continue our discussion of Rule 5.  This time we tackle Section 2, Down and Possession After a Penalty. Quote of the Week (From Tony Dungy) […]

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Conversation 53: Rule 5.1 – A Series: Started, Broken, Renewed

July 14, 2019 | 2

Tyler and Dwayne discuss Section 1 of Rule 5; breaking down this short but vital set of rules. Quote of the Week “To handle yourself, use your head; […]

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Conversation 52: Umpire Mechanics with Big XII Umpire, Scott Teifer

July 7, 2019 | 4

Big XII Umpire, Scott Teifer joins us to discuss the umpire position.   Scott shares his thought process during various portions of the game.  Whether you work the umpire […]

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Conversation 51: 2019 New Rules with Steve Strimling

June 30, 2019 | 0

PAC-12 Referee Steve Strimling returns to discuss the 2019 New Rules and Editorial changes. Quote of the Week Hard choices, easy life. Easy choices, hard life – Jersee […]

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Conversation 50: Ball Declared Dead

June 16, 2019 | 0

Conversation number 50!  In this conversation we discuss instances when the ball is declared dead. We also have a ruling from Steve Shaw that provides clarity to a […]

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Conversation 49: 10 Second Subtraction Rules

June 11, 2019 | 0

Brent Baumann joins us to break down 10 second subtraction rules.  Although these situations don’t often occur, it is imperative that we get it right in this crucial […]

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Conversation 048 – Pre-game & Film Review with Mountain West Referee Michael VanderVelde

May 26, 2019 | 0

Mountain West Referee, Michael VanderVelde joins us for Conversation 48.  He provides some insights into pre-game meetings and game film review. Conversation includes: Learning play from previous season […]

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Rule 2


Rule 3

Periods, Time Factors and Substitutions

Rule 4

Ball in Play, Dead Ball, Out of Bounds

Rule 5


Rule 6


Rule 7

Snapping and Passing the Ball

Rule 8



Rule 9

Conduct of Players and Others Subject to the Rules

Rule 10

Penalty Enforcement


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