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. McDaid replaces Steve Shaw, who left the SEC to become college football's national coordinator. In a news release, SEC commissioner Greg Sankey

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. Anderson will oversee officiating training and development. This position was negotiated as part of the new collective bargaining agreement between the NFL and

Procedures for assigning mixed crews for the NFL playoffs

The process of assigning playoff officials has been largely a secret, with some of the details not even shared with officials. However, there is a general framework that has been established by the league and the officials' union.  Senior vice president of officiating Al Riveron determines the assignments by placing officials in

Schedule for the 2019 NFL playoffs

Here are the kickoff times and dates for the NFL 2019–20 postseason games. All times are Eastern. Referee assignments will be posted when available. Wild Card Playoffs CREWS | COVERAGE Saturday, Jan. 4 ₅Bills at ₄Texans, 4:35 p.m. ESPN ABC -- Tony Corrente ₆Titans at ₃Patriots, 8:15 p.m. CBS -- John Hussey Sunday, Jan. 5 ₆Vikings at

Week 16 officiating liveblog

Football Zebras is covering the officials and rules interpretations for Week 16 in the NFL with live updates below on this weekend. If you see anything confusing, unusual, or controversial, please let us know. Leave a comment below Send us a tweet @footballzebras Connect with us through Facebook Reply on Instagram Live updates loading ...