The attachment is pretty official. I can NOT believe we have to wear black pants in 90+ degree weather. they are hot as HECK, also we all have to be on the field 60 min. before kickoff, why? I must be getting old because some things just don't make sense.
Edit by Grant - AR: I deleted the attachment because it had some personal information from the supervisor that I'm not sure needed to be posted on a public forum. Here is the meat of the attachment:
Division 1 Coordinators met in Phoenix, January 30 and 31, 2011.
David Parry officially retired, and Rogers Redding began his tenure as National Coordinator. I know you join me in thanking Mr. Parry for his leadership and in wishing him well as he and Pat enter this stage of their lives.
Steve Shaw (SEC) and Rosie Amato (MEAC) attended their first such meeting. The Southern Conference has not yet named a replacement for Don Lucas, who resigned after 18 years as the SoCon Coordinator. Don will continue as the Coordinator in the Sun Belt.
Beginning in 2011, the official uniform for college football will be the 2” striped shirt and long black pants. We will wear the black pants with either the short or long sleeve shirts. We will not wear knickers at all. This is confirmed. Plan and acquire accordingly.
The umpire position will NOT change.
There will be a change in keys. When we have trips, B will take the 3rd receiver in, and the wing will take the 2nd receiver. If we have 4 receivers, B will take the 3rd and 4th from the end. This will be reflected in the mechanics manual for 2011. We will talk about this change at length at the clinic.
Beginning in 2011, all 7 officials will be on the field at 60:00 and remain as long as both teams are out. If one or both teams leave, the crew will leave as well, and return no later than 5:00.
The CFO website will be enhanced to include a searchable rule book, illustrative videos and more. It will become a great resource for us, and I hope you were candid in your feedback for this site.
The date of this meeting was changed this year so that it was held before the Rules Committee meets in Indianapolis next week. Coordinators have made several suggestions for changes. As a member of the Editorial Sub-Committee for rules, I will attend the Rules Committee meeting next week, and give you a report.
Thank you for your commitment to OVC Football.