Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Darth Snow, Mar 3, 2011.
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.
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.
Love it! This conference is doing things the right way.
(Hopefully they'll address the atrocious basketball officiating too.)
Hey now, don't be stealing my thread thunder. Even if your thread was better.
I hear that basketball officiating is worse in the Pac-10 than the football ones.
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.
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.
Please tell me Clete Blakeman isn't one of the 16 coming over.
He's in the "league", meaning the NFL. I hope there's a protacted lockout just for him.
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