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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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Conversation 43: Miscellaneous Discussion

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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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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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

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

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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