After a week of major errors, SEC officials need a bounce-back week

Last week was a bad one for officials in the Southeastern Conference. The Penn State-Auburn crew dropped a down. An "inadvertent signal" by an official in the Mississippi State-Memphis made for a right-but-wrong call. https://twitter.com/SECOfficiating/status/1439402225311354883 And, instant replay reversed call (incomplete to catch), but the ball was spotted at the wrong 45-yard line in

Former college referee Mike Defee is the new Conference USA coordinator of officials

Mike Defee, a former Big 12 referee and current referee trainer for the NFL, is the new coordinator of football officials for Conference USA. Defee replaces Gerald Austin. Defee will retain his post as a trainer for referees and new NFL officials. Austin will continue to work with the conference

NFL announces closer officiating ties with select college conferences

The NFL announced Thursday that it is forming a closer officiating relationship with select college conferences to improve "the officiating pipeline." The goal is to share NFL mechanics, technology and resources with college partners, expand recruiting opportunities, provide more opportunities for women and minorities and strengthen officials' training. The Big Ten, Conference