College football referee Mike Defee takes position in NFL front office

Big 12 referee Mike Defee, who has officiated every major bowl game, and who gained fame during the 2017 College Football National Championship game, is retiring from active officiating to take a position in the NFL front office. Defee's new job is to coach current NFL officials, specifically focusing on the

NFL hires six new officials for 2020

Embed from Getty Images As this unique offseason continues, and sports fans are hungry for new information, us zebra fans finally got some of our own. Senior vice president Al Riveron announced Tuesday through the NFL Officiating Twitter account that the league has hired six new officials who will join the

Land Clark promoted to referee position

Embed from Getty Images   Field judge Land Clark, who will be entering his third season as an NFL official, has been promoted to the referee position, to replace retiree and two-time Super Bowl official Walt Anderson, who left the field to take a senior vice president position in the league office. Clark

Competition Committee proposes 2 rules changes for 2020 season

The NFL Competition Committee has released their proposed rules changes for the 2020 NFL season. These two rules change proposals are indicative of an offseason where the Committee wants to deliberately keep the changes simple when other, widely more important, issues face our nation. These two proposals will be considered

COVID-19 forces a rushed offseason for NFL officials

The NFL officiating staff usually has a smooth and orderly start to its season. This year, the COVID-19 pandemic will throw monkey wrenches into that smooth and orderly start. No easing into the season The officiating "new year" starts on May 15. That's when the officials meet for a mini-clinic in New