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

NCAA issues clear replay protocols after Pac-12 VP usurps replay official

http://gty.im/1038230134 In light of a Pac-12 senior vice president stepping in to over-rule the centralized replay center in a game earlier this year, Steve Shaw, NCAA football rules committee secretary-editor, and Rogers Redding, national coordinator of football officials, have notified game officials that the replay official is the final authority in upholding or overruling a

NFL officiating exec David Coleman hired as new Pac-12 officiating boss

The Pacific-12 Conference has hired NFL director of officiating David Coleman as its vice president of officiating -- a newly created position for the college conference.  Coleman had been with the NFL in the officiating department since 2010. In a news release, the Pac-12 says Coleman will be responsible for directly

Can replacements keep up with pro game?

[Editor's note: With this post, we welcome Mark Schultz as a contributing writer. We look forward to a long collaborative relationship with him.] The NFL preseason schedule is commencing without the regular officiating crews who have been locked out by the NFL in a labor dispute. Unlike the officials' strike in