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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.

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-Rule 11 staff

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Latest Podcasts

Conversation 44: Replay 101 – Scoring Plays

April 21, 2019

In this conversation we begin to discuss rules surrounding Instant Replay and reviewable plays; specifically Scoring Plays. Topics include: Reviewable plays when there is a potential touchdown Pylon plays Reviewable plays when there is a potential for a safety Plays involving field goals Quote of the Week Once you’ve accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you – […]

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Conversation 43: Miscellaneous Discussion

April 14, 2019

In this episode, Tyler and Dwayne discuss a few officiating related topics.  We get back to the original premise for the podcast by simply having a conversation with each other about officiating Quote of the Week Oppportunity looks a lot like hard work – Ashton Kuchar Fight Song – LSU

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Conversation 42: Situational Awareness with Big XII FJ Matt Mills

April 7, 2019

Big XII FJ (and former guest- Conversation 22), Matt Mills, joins us again to discuss Situational Awareness and game flow. Topics include: What is situational awareness? Why its important? How to increase your game awareness Anticipation vs Assumption Quote of the Week Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will. – Suzy Kassem Song of the Week – Southern Utah

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Conversation 41: Tom Beard Football Officials Clinic

March 31, 2019

Byron Adams, AAC Back Judge and board president for the Tom Beard Football Officials Clinic joins us on this episode. He discusses this long running camp and its namesake TBFOC Website: https://www.tbfoc.org/ Topics include: About Tom Beard History of the Clinic How Byron became involved? Slogan “Everyday is Game Day” Tom Beard East vs West Clinic Information (format, costs, clinicians,etc) […]

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Conversation 40: “Her Turf” Documentary

March 24, 2019

The documentary “Her Turf,” follows three extraordinary female football officials as they bravely attempt to level the playing field.   Shantel Hansen (Director and Producer), Dean Blandino (Executive Producer) and Annice Cannady (the 1st female NCAA official) join us to discuss this extremely important documentary. Topics include: What is the documentary about? Where did the idea come from? Overview of the […]

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Conversation 39: Touching Rules

March 17, 2019

Tyler and Dwayne discuss rules related to touching of a scrimmage kick and touching during a pass play. Topics include Touching during a scrimmage kick Touching behind/beyond the neutral zone Illegal touching during scrimmage kick Illegal touching during pass plays Touching by kicking team in B’s end zone Eligibility gained or regained Quote of the Week Don’t compare your beginning […]

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Conversation 38: Basic Spot Focus – 10.2.2.d.2 and 8.5.1 exception

February 24, 2019

In this conversation, Tyler and Dwayne focus on finding the basic spot in a specific case: Running plays when the run ends in the end zone after a change of team possession (10.2.2.d.2). This includes the momentum exception (8.5.1 exception) We hope to clarify these often confusing set of rules with some play scenarios. Quote of the Week “My heart […]

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Conversation 37: 22nd Upper Midwest Collegiate Football Officials Clinic

February 16, 2019

Rick Kruger and Brian Boche (rhymes with Hockey) manage the Upper Midwest Collegiate Football Officials Clinic in Minneapolis, Minnesota, B1G country. Listen and learn about this great, inexpensive clinic including the on and off field opportunities to learn and get better. NOTE: Around the 28 minute mark, we censored a short part of the conversation in order to conceal the […]

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