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College Football Officiating Conversations
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Big XII Referee, Reggie Smith joins us for a great conversation about crew leadership and announcements One the most recognized voices among college football referees, Reggie’shares his approach to crew leadership and how he has come to master announcements Reggie touches on: Leadership Style Setting the proper tone for the crew How he engages the crew in the offseason/preseason Mastering […]

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Tyler and Dwayne discuss rules surrounding blocking below the waist (9-1-6), including some of the differences this season. Quote of the Week There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth – not going all the way, and not starting. – Budda Mentioned on the Show 2018 BBW Diagram (credit: Scott Taylor, Utah)

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Longtime PAC10/12 umpire and current PAC12 Replay Official Jerry Meyerhoff, joins us to give us an overview of the replay function. The conversation covers the following topics: Various replay roles and responsibilities Game week preparation and pre-game duties Glimpse inside the replay booth on game day Post game tasks Quote of the Week I’ve learned that people will forget what […]

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Conversation 24 – Free Kicks (Touching)

Tyler and Dwayne continue their discussion on free kicks. This time they dive into rules surrounding touching of a free kick. Having these rules at the forefront of our minds is crucial when we’re trying to rule on action during an onside kick. Quote of the Week Every man is my superior in some way. In that, I learn from […]

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Tyler and Dwayne discuss rules surrounding fair catch and kick catch interference during free kicks. The new fair catch rule on free kicks has some surprising complexity to it. We hope this conversation will help in your understanding of this rule. Quote of the Week I shall pass this way but once; any good that I can do or any […]

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Big 12 FJ Matt Mills breaks down rule 10.2.5.a regarding fouls by the non-scoring team. Although there are only 2 paragraphs, these this rule can get pretty complicated. Matt does a great job building up from basic scenarios to more complex ones. This one is a great listen if you’ve had trouble understanding this rule, or just want a new […]

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Mike talks to us about some of the differences between high school and college officiating. We also discuss some differences between small college and D1. The conversation includes accountability, time spent, and the increased expectations of a college football official Quote of the week The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up […]

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Conversation 20 – Batting and Kicking Rules

We made it to conversation #20! Tyler and Dwayne reflect a bit on the past 6 months at the beginning of this conversation. We then discuss rules related to batting and kicking. Quote of the week If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else. – Booker T. Washington

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In this conversation, John Morton talks to us about watching video and how he uses it to prepare for the season and an upcoming game. John also discusses what a typical in-season week looks like for him as well as game day. Quote of the week Be honorable to fulfill all your commitments, but be wise enough not to make […]

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