All access with the zebras

The Athletic embedded with a MAC officiating crew before, during and after a mid-week game. Some of this I knew, some I didn’t. The crew chief talks a lot about the accountability aspect of being a CFB ref. I wonder how much of that applies to the SEC.

Nonetheless, a good read (paywall)

I know a replay ref. He says the SEC gives them a review sheet every week. It says what they got right and wrong. One of the things that’s interesting is when there are three sets of eyes on a play and there is only one flag. Obviously they did not all get it right. They hear about that.

Often they are watching different things but not always.

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That was interesting, thanks Jeff.

My buddy who is in Big 12 gets email review sheet with video after each game reviewing his crews missed calls. His crew called the Texas game vs Hogs. These guys get reviewed a lot.

Real accountability would be allowing the public to view the reviews. But, not sure I want people that work with me to know what my reviews look like.

FYI on the Athletic. They have a special going now for $1 a month (for 1 year). I subscribed yesterday.