Conversation 33: Big XII Rookie Season and Email Rules Exchange

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In the 2nd episode of season 2, Big XII Head-LineJudge John Braun returns to discuss his rookie season in the Big XII.  He also discusses the upcoming Email Rules Exchange that he manages.

Topics includes

  • Differences between Mountain West and Big XII
  • Lessons learned
  • #1 goal for line of scrimmage officials
  • The Email Rules Exchange

Quote of the Week

A pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. An optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty – Winston Churchill

6 thoughts on “Conversation 33: Big XII Rookie Season and Email Rules Exchange

  • Tito Smith

    Hey guys great show. I really was impressed with John and I am looking forward to the rules exchange. This is a great way to learn, and listening to you guys is a great way to have some insight into the amazing world of college football. Keep up the great work.

    • rule11wordpress

      Thanks Tito! Your comments are very much appreciated.

  • Dominick Valdez


    I rarely comment on much online, however I needed to let you know how beneficial the podcast has been for me especially this last episode with Mr. Braun mentioning the two biggest learning plays / situations he had last season. As a LOS official myself I am now prepared for those two rare situations. On a side note, could you guys make the play situation a thing? Possibly have each quest share a couple situations from the previous season we can all learn from? Maybe even create a brief weekly segment focused around a couple plays or unusual scenarios from other officials writing in worth sharing on air we can learn from. Just a thought. Keep up the outstanding job and I’m sure I’ll see you soon this camp season.

    • rule11wordpress

      Hey Dominick,

      Thank you for taking time to leave a comment. We’re glad you were able to get something out of the episode. Having each guest share a learning play is a great idea. We will try to incorporate that with our guests who are active officials.

      Keep grinding!

  • Jeff Matta

    Just listened to the rules exchange podcast. I hope I’m not too late in signing up.
    Thanks for everything you do!

    • rule11wordpress

      Hi Jeff,

      Thanks for listening. Unfortunately, the rules exchange started today. We sent a message about it with the Sunday email regarding Conversation 34.


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