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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 position or not, this episode provides some good insights. Topics include: Learning play from previous seasons Mechanics during free kicks Pre-snap thoughts on scrimmage plays How Scott helps his Referee Communication on […]

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Conversation 50: Ball Declared Dead

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 controversial play scenario. Quote of the Week Everything gets harder if you start going on and on about how hard it is – N.D. Wilson Fight Song – USC

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Conversation 49: 10 Second Subtraction Rules

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 part of the game. Topics include: Background on the rule 4 categories of 10 second subtractions Discussion and play scenarios of each category The role of communication Quote of the Week:  “Not […]

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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 Goal of pregame meetings Pregame meeting format Grading game film Correction on the Virtual Clinic date. Its June 15th. Not July.  Time TBD: Quote of the Week “He who has a why […]

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PAC-12 Replay Communicator and former national championship Referee, Terry Leyden joins us on this episode.  He discusses his transition from the field to the replay booth and breaks down reviewable passing plays. Topics include: Terry’s career path. Challenges transitioning from Referee to Replay Replay communicator duties Rules discussion: Reviewable pass plays Quote of the Week “The most dangerous poison is […]

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B1G Referee John O’Neill returns to the podcast with Tom Fiedler.  Together they are co-coordinators for the Midwest Football Officials Alliance (MFOA).  Listen to learn more about their fantastic officiating program. Topics include Overview of the MFOA Tasks of coordinators The COC “stack”, and where the MFOA fits in. Training and Feedback Crew make up Recruitment of officials Quote of […]

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Roscoe Meisenheimer is a PAC-12 Umpire who has had a lot of success on the field.  He shares with us a recent humbling experience that caused him to take fresh look and challenge himself to do better. Conversation includes: Path to the PAC-12 Learning play from last season Working with a CJ (how has it changed the Umpire position) Overcoming […]

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Conversation 44: Replay 101 – Scoring Plays

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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