John McDaid leaves the field to be SEC officiating boss

The Southeastern Conference (SEC) announced today that long-time referee John McDaid will leave the field and become the new coordinator of football officials for the SEC and Sun Belt Conference. https://twitter.com/SECOfficiating/status/1224416534363365384 McDaid replaces Steve Shaw, who left the SEC to become college football's national coordinator. In a news release, SEC commissioner Greg Sankey

6 Super Bowl LIV officiating odds and ends

As we get ready to enjoy Super Bowl LIV, here are six things I've noticed about the crew. 1. Experience counts Since Super Bowl XXXIV in January 2000, this is only the sixth time where more than half of the crew had at least one prior Super Bowl under its belt. On

Walt Anderson promoted to NFL front office, leaves field after 24 seasons

Walt Anderson, a two-time Super Bowl official and 24-year veteran, will leave the field to become an NFL senior vice president, according to Mike Sando of The Athletic. https://twitter.com/SandoNFL/status/1222562303935164422 Anderson will oversee officiating training and development. This position was negotiated as part of the new collective bargaining agreement between the NFL and

4 officiating observations from Conference Championship Weekend

The crowds were excited and loud, but it was a pretty quiet weekend on the officiating front for Conference Championship weekend, thankfully.  But there are always things to observe and learn from the officials. Here are a few things I saw. Even though the game is decided, it isn't over John Hussey's crew