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In this conversation, Tyler and Dwayne discuss rules that involve the goal line and end zone. Rules pertaining to Touchdowns, Safeties and touchbacks are discuss. We discuss penalty enforcement including how to determine the basic and enforcement spots. Quote the Week Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.  -Dwayne Johnson […]

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Conversation 12 – Introduction to O2Os

Official to Official(O2O) communication is becoming more prevalent each year. Still some conferences have note made the jump. In this conversation, Tyler and Dwayne discuss a low-cost O2O option that is being used by a number of conferences. We discuss the costs, accessories, how to wear and some lessons learned from our first full year using O2Os. A bundle of […]

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Jay Stricherz is currently the PAC-12 position supervisor for Center Judges. A longtime PAC-12 referee, Jay discusses his career and his duties as the CJ supervisor. Jay has been the CJ supervisor for the PAC-12 since the position was introduced. He talks about how the position has evolved and the advantages of the 8th official.

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Coach Sean Robbins, from Fitness & Sports Excellerated (FSE), is a National Federation of Professional Trainers certified Master Trainer, with specialist designations in personal training, sports nutrition, weight training and endurance training. Additionally, he specializes in injury prevention and fitness for football officials. Working with officials in the NFL, Big 10 and PAC-12, Sean help officials to improve their movement […]

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Conversation 9 – Under Two Minutes

When the game clock reaches two minutes, there a few of clock related rules that get activated. Tyler and Dwayne discuss these rules and some of the mechanics/communication that go along with them. We review stopping the clock, unfair clock tactics, 10-second subtraction and minimum time to stop the clock. Pain is nothing compared to what it feels like to […]

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We are honored to have the PAC-12 VP of Officiating David Coleman. Mr. Coleman has a very interesting background story which he shares with us. He also covers his role as VP of Officiating, whose duties cover several sports. Mr. Coleman discuss what he is looking for in officials and his whole person approach. Even if you are not looking […]

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Conversation 7 – Starting and Stopping the Clock

Tyler and Dwayne discuss rule 3.3.2 – Starting and Stopping the Clock. We break down each part of the rule; giving examples where appropriate. Quote of the Week What do you do with a mistake: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it. -Dean Smith

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Conversation 6 – Supervisor NIFOA Mike Burton

Mike Burton is the supervisor of the Northwest Intercollegiate Football Association who’s officials work in the GNAC (Division II) and NWC (Division III) conferences. Mike’s officials also work 2 NAIA schools in Arizona. Mike discusses his background and reflects on the past season. Mike gives us a glimpse into the 2018 season. He also shares how he finds officials to […]

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Conversation 5 – Big12 HL John Braun

Our conversation with John, includes his path to the Big12 conference, his past season (which included a bowl game assignment) and the Email Rules Exchange competition that he mediates.   We also discuss the role of camps/clinics.  There is a lot of good information and insight from John in this conversation. Email Rules Exchange Info The Email Rules Exchange is […]

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Conversation 4 – Mastering The Basic Spots

Taking it back to the basics. This conversation explores mastering the most basic part of penalty enforcement, basic spots. Tyler and Dwayne break down the difference between a basic spot and an enforcement spot and why it is essential to understand how to get the basic spot and apply it with the 3 and 1 principle

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