Last week the NFL announced the hiring of nine new officials for the 2015 season. The NFL hires a few new officials each year and normally the announcement is ignored by pretty much everyone but this year’s announcement drew a lot of attention because the list of new hires included Sarah Thomas who will become […]
Last season’s Iron Bowl gave us a National Title finalist as well as one of the most memorable plays of the season… on a relatively obscure rule. This past Saturday saw a bit of a blowout, but it wasn’t due to the effort by Auburn’s Tigers, as shown on this play: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_b9K6_7mpY WVaBuckeye: Dual possession […]
Tim Beckman had a lot of reasons to be emotional last Saturday, but one moment in particular ended up costing his team. Our team of officials look at both the call in question and the penalty that resulted to help us understand what got under Coach Beckman’s collar.
For the second time in three weeks, a B1G call impacted a game involving the Penn State Nittany Lions. We know what happened with the replay efforts, let’s take a look at what was going through the minds of the officials on the field: Gary: I feel that this is bad luck followed by more […]
That Team Up North finally stopped the bleeding, and managed to win a home game last week against the Lions of Penn State. Did the Wolverines get a little additional help “under the lights”? Let’s see what our officials think:
Amidst the chaos of last week’s college football games, there were a number of controversial or questionable plays. Today, our officiating team takes a look at a call that may have cost Michigan a victory, and certainly didn’t help cool down Brady Hoke’s hot seat.
Our latest look around the world of college officiating takes a gander at Saturday’s tilt between the Fighting Irish and the Syracuse orange. Let’s take a look at the play in question: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=rpOBQ58tot0#t=70 WVaBuckeye- First things first. What were the TWO backfield officials, typically your best rules guys, doing killing the play? The referee has […]
We’re back in the SEC this week, midway through the Bulldogs’ road upset of LSU. Mississippi State’s Dillon Day steps out and tries to make friends with Devon Godchaux and Rashard Robinson:
Our clinic on college football officiating continues with a look at one of the most controversial plays from this past weekend. In the first overtime against Kentucky, the Gators found themselves down an initial score. Facing fourth and seven from the nine yard line, Florida comes up with their version of a sacred play to […]
Welcome to this week’s edition of Weekend Wonderings. Due to holiday and travel plans, there will not be a WW next week; you may want to bookmark this page and re-read this next Sunday. Grab your hot cocoa/hot toddie and let’s proceed. Before we get too far along, I want to wish you and your families […]
I would like to start this week’s article with an apology as what follows is a bit rambling. Do to some events in my professional life this week, which actually sparked an idea for next week’s column, I did not have time to go back and edit/rewrite the article like I normally do. Hopefully people […]
It is the football offseason and that means it is time for the NCAA rules committee to come up with its annual recommendations for rules changes. This year’s set of recommendations was released this week and has already caused a lot of controversy and discussion. Before I moved to Australia for work last year I […]
Oh, college football… How I love you!! Well, that happened. While a lot of people were saying that Alabama was ripe for a loss against a Texas A&M team that’s been playing really well over the past few weeks, most of this felt like lip service. You know, the kind of things that ESPN makes […]
This week’s soundtrack takes you back to 1978, well before vampires were sparkly and werewolves were dreamy. Happy All Hallows Eve, folks… Buckeye 411 Meaningful Awards- This week, we more about how well Ohio State’s players are being perceived nationally, as several more “just happy to be nominated” lists included Buckeyes. Jonathan Hankins is one […]
Here we are, mid-October, when everything starts getting pumpkin flavored for better or worse. So, you’ve got two choices for soundtracks this week, via the “full albums” on Youtube- Something October-ish, or something more Pumpkiny. Salud. Ah, Texas… where dreams go to die. Three of the most interesting storylines this week came Deep In The […]
There’s no way that we can start this week’s post without wishing Happy Birthday to Coach Jim Tressel. Ironically, it’s also the day of the ninja; although I can’t imagine the silent assassins being as polite or methodical as Senior Sweatervest- how would you write “Dave” in kanji? While there were several significant games on […]