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Conversation 57: Big XII Referee Mike Defee

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 this conversation. Topics include: Career overview Leadership style Setting the tone/expectations for the crew Balancing family/football/work Advice for officials at all levels Quote of the Week Do or Do Not. There is […]

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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.   We also go over the numbering exception rule. Quote of the Week Done is better than perfect. – Anonymous Fight Song – Penn State

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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 provides some great insights and tips. All positions can benefit from this conversation. Quote of the Week I don’t believe in luck, I believe in preparation – Bobby Knight Fight Song – […]

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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) Be On Time: Show that you’re reliable Take Ownership: Do whatever it takes Respond to Adversity: Set the example Execute: Do it the right way all the time Act like a champion: […]

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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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