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11 pac 12 football refs fired, 16 new hired, basketball refs next?

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Darth Snow, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/footba...reckoning-for-much-maligned-?urn=ncaaf-329120
     
  2. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Replacing them with guys from the Big 12, WAC, and MWC. Coincidence that those are three conferences on their death beds?

    The Big 12 officiating wasn't all that great either.
     
  3. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Pac-12 makes major moves to improve officiating

    11 of 42 refs dismissed plus 1 retired.

    16 new refs hired away from MWC, WAC and Big 12 to get to 7 crews of 7.

    Supervisor for each crew added.

    Some crew chiefs being demoted.

    Officiating office being opened in Walnut Creek, CA, by the Pac-12 offices.

    Constant training with an emphasis on training tapes is being emphasized.

    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/huskies/2014380815_officials03.html
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    Love it! This conference is doing things the right way.

    (Hopefully they'll address the atrocious basketball officiating too.)
     
  4. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    Hey now, don't be stealing my thread thunder. Even if your thread was better.
     
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    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    :smile2:

    Merged.
     
  6. NashBuff

    NashBuff CSU Knob-Slobberer

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    I hear that basketball officiating is worse in the Pac-10 than the football ones.
     
  7. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    One thing that was pretty good from the article was that a number of the new refs are from Colorado or Utah. That's a big reason the conference was able to attract them without offering a pay increase. So not only better refs, but no Pac-10 bias against the new guys.
     
  8. SBG

    SBG Formerly known as EFNMB Club Member Junta Member

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    Just because a ref is from the WAC or MWC doesn't mean they aren't good. Perhaps they just haven't had their shot yet. I would imagine that most ref jobs are "tenured." It's probably hard to move up. What I do like about this is that it's going to force all leagues to try and have equal reffing. With most refs making little at the college level and very little support, I welcome our new Pac12 overlords.

    Oh, and Clete Blakeman is in the league now. That's a travesty. There are bad refs everywhere.
     
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    Please tell me Clete Blakeman isn't one of the 16 coming over.
     
  10. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    He's in the "league", meaning the NFL. I hope there's a protacted lockout just for him.
     

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