2019 college football conference championship referee assignments

Football Zebras will be posting the crew assignments for the 2019 college football conference championships. Assignments are handled by each conference. Depending on the procedures for each conference, crews are usually eligible for bowl games. All times listed are Eastern. indicates an official that is in the NFL's officiating development pool,

Gene Steratore to cover SEC football with CBS Sports

Former NFL referee Gene Steratore will have more TV time this fall. CBS Sports announced today that Steratore will be available to talk college football officiating during the network's SEC on CBS broadcasts. Steratore was a NFL field judge and referee for 15 years. He retired after working Super Bowl LII to

SEC referee Matt Austin leaves the field for the TV studio

According to a news release, long-time Southeastern Conference referee Matt Austin has retired from active officiating and will join ESPN and the SEC Network as an officiating expert. This is a newly created role by ESPN and the SEC. Austin will contribute to weekly games and studio shows from the SEC

Pac-12 audit concludes no big changes are needed in officiating department

Nine months after a report that a Pac-12 senior vice president (who had no officiating experience) countermanded an instant replay decision, and four months after three retired Pac-12 officials sent an open letter barbecuing Pac-12 leadership, the conference released the results of its officiating audit. According to the Pac-12, the independent

More Pac-12 officiating controversy: 3 retired officials blast officiating leadership

Three recently retired Pac-12 Conference officials, who have on field and instant replay experience, made public a letter excoriating the Pac-12 overall and their officiating leadership. Officials Fred Gallagher, Mack Gilchrist, and Chuck Czubin wrote the letter to commissioner Larry Scott, and director of officiating David Coleman. The three officials retired