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NCAA Discussion / Re: Fashion facemask?
« Last post by DallasLJ on January 14, 2018, 11:31:14 AM »
NCAA Discussion / Fashion facemask?
« Last post by ncwingman on January 14, 2018, 10:59:37 AM »
Overbuilt facemasks have been outlawed for a few years, but Akron just released a picture of this.... interesting interpretation.

Word is that it's for show only and they aren't going to use it in a game, because there's no way that's legal -- right? Except that I don't think the rules specifically disallow it. Non-standard overbuilt facemasks are illegal (Rule 1-4-7-l), but a) there's no definition in the rules as to what constitutes "overbuilt" and b) this is example is likely "underbuilt", albeit still non-standard.

Texas Topics / Re: Pre-game Process
« Last post by Etref on January 14, 2018, 08:12:04 AM »
Texas Topics / Re: Pre-game Process
« Last post by TexDoc on January 13, 2018, 08:53:20 PM »
Letís be realistic, officiating is our avocation, not our vocation, and the vast majority have way too many other responsibilities to spend 5, 6 or 7 days a week dealing with officiating.  We have families and jobs and other things that require our time.  If thereís a crew anywhere where the expectation is you spend that much time on this hobby, good for you.  I canít.  I just donít have that kind of time. 
Texas Topics / Re: IR in High School Football?
« Last post by TexDoc on January 13, 2018, 08:49:09 PM »
Using hudl as a replay technology is simple not going to happen.  You either use DVSports, or youíre wasting your time. 
NCAA Discussion / UNR for swan dive onto the pile - Georgia v Atlanta
« Last post by Aussie-Zebra on January 13, 2018, 11:23:14 AM »

perhaps he thought he could fly ?
NCAA Discussion / Re: Conference Applications
« Last post by BankerRef on January 13, 2018, 10:10:19 AM »
The CFO West accepts a profile sheet/application.  It is available on the website, although I don't believe it is updated for 2018 just yet  The page describes the process they use for selecting officials and is very helpful in providing the information regarding the steps you need to take regardless of your current level.  I believe the link below should work.
NCAA Discussion / Re: Conference Applications
« Last post by ljudge on January 13, 2018, 08:51:39 AM »
Does anyone have the information on where (and how) to apply to the BIG 10 and BIG 12?

I'd recommend you look into the various national clinics that are out there and find out the names of the clinicians and/or supervisors from those conferences who will be there.  Apply to those clinics where those people can see you work.
Texas Topics / Re: Pre-game Process
« Last post by ElvisLives on January 12, 2018, 04:05:49 PM »
When I started this thread, I was wondering how consistent/inconsistent we are as an association in what the Teams see from us on game day.  (By "Teams," I mean players, fans, administrators and coaches, as a group).  What we do the other 6 days of the week wasn't intended to be a focus of the discussion (but is worth a separate discussion).
The single thing we hear the most from Teams is they want "consistency" from us. The truth is, by "consistency," they mean that they all believe they get the short end of the stick regarding officiating judgments. The consistency of which they speak is largely perception, and not actual performance.  If we could compile some actual statistics, I think we'd be far more consistent in rules application and judgment than the Teams would give us credit for.
So, the first question is:  Do we care to attack the issue of consistency (even if it is largely perception)?

If not, then we just just keep on keepin' on.

If so, then the place to start is how we handle the (on site) pre-game process.  If the Teams know that we are going to arrive on site, consistently, 90 minutes (or 2 hours, or whatever) before scheduled kickoff, then they are better able to plan their own pregame procedures.  But they need to be able to rely on us for that.  If we arrive late, and somebody has had to wait for us to escort us to our dressing room, etc., we are stealing their time, and we may be cramping the pregame schedule.  Similarly, if we arrive early, then, more than likely someone has to break their routine to take care of us, which can be equally inconvenient.  If we set the tone immediately upon arrival that we are there to take care of business, I truly believe we can help ourselves tremendously.

(For me, that was one of the best things about FBS football, during my days.  We knew, and they knew, when and how we'd arrive, and when certain activities were to take place, without having to coordinate during the week. Week in and week out.  Now, that's consistency).

Once we are on site, if the Teams can depend on us to be reasonably precise in when we meet with the head coaches, and when we enter the field for our official pre-game duties, when and how we administer the coin toss, etc., again, it relieves stress on everybody.

Then we should also be consistent on what and when we take care of pre-game tasks, like instructions to clock operators, chain crew and ball persons.  We should also be consistent - and insistent - on checking/marking game balls.  Oh, wouldn't it be so nice if they would bring the game balls to our dressing room to check/mark...  But that is virtually never.  So, we have to either do it while the R & U are making their rounds to the head coaches, or when the crew comes onto the field at 30 minutes.  It would be really nice if the Teams knew - every game, every week - that when they see us come onto the field at T-30, that they need to round up the games balls and let us check them right then.  Consistency.

And those things are crew size independent.  Should apply to 5 or 7.

There's more, but that's enough for today.

NCAA Discussion / Re: Conference Applications
« Last post by ChicagoZebra on January 12, 2018, 02:47:47 PM »
You should be going through your D3/D2 conference supervisors and get an application through them.
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