Recap of the actions at the 2023 Spring meetings

Below are the items that were under consideration by the owners at their 2023 Spring Meetings in Minneapolis. It includes some items that were tabled at the March Owners Meetings. Tabled proposals from March Owners Meetings Rule Proposal 2: Onside kick scrimmage substitute, 4th & 20 from the 20 (PHI) -- NOT CONSIDERED,

2023 NFL officiating season is underway as 2 more officials depart, increasing high turnover

Happy New Year to all NFL officiating fans! Monday marked the start of the 2023 NFL officiating season. Traditionally, May 15 marks the first day of the NFL officials being in-season following the 3-month “dark period”, which begins after the Super Bowl. The dark period allows the officials to dedicate more

Big Sky and United Athletic conferences have new football officiating coordinators

As the weather warms and we move closer to football season, two Football Championship Subdivision conferences have hired officiating coordinators. Football Zebras has learned that Matt Young, who is currently the coordinator of football officiating for the Ohio Valley Conference, is now also the coordinator for the recently named United Athletic

Alan Eck promoted to NFL referee

Umpire Alan Eck has been promoted from umpire to referee, replacing the retired Jerome Boger. Eck wears number 76 and just completed his seventh season as an NFL official. Eck has flown under the radar as far as referee prospects go. He worked as a referee in college in the Big

4 more officials leave the NFL with 10 total vacancies to fill

Football Zebras has confirmed through multiple secondary sources that in addition to referee Jerome Boger, three more officials have retired, bringing the off-season retirement list to 10 -- and there will be more, according to a source. In a surprising move, some officials are definitely early in their NFL careers and