Dan Wetzel of Yahoo Sports agrees with bad officiating.

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  1. LaSalleAve

    LaSalleAve when in doubt, mumble

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    This Week in SEC Officiating Controversies - College Football - Rivals.com

    interesting part of this article is that it says SEC officials get paid 500 a week, and have other jobs. This is the problem to me. The SEC has enough money to go out and hire the best officials in the nation. Not these scrubs who just got called up from 2-A High School Football. They make all the money off of these Universities and kids who play the games and they can't even get the best officials? Money should be no object hen it comes to the greatest conference in of College Football.
     
  2. fanatic

    fanatic Evil Morty Lives...

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    Well, even the NFL refs have other jobs too. It's not a full time gig for them like it is for NBA refs and MLB umps. Still, the SEC needs to do a complete overhaul of it's officiating. From the time keeper, to on field refs, to the replay booth.
     
  3. stevescookin

    stevescookin Certified Who Dat

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    It has to start with Slive... or it will NEVER be any different because with Slive. There is no accountability; the suspension of that team of refs notwithstanding.
     
  4. Deceks7

    Deceks7 Founding Member

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    I don't think the fee for fixing games would be in the $500 reportable income. Some here were making some comments about the line and at what points the money started flowing toward the LSU side. Did the no interception and the subsequent field goal avert a bloodbath for certain interest? Of course, this runs deeper than just a fix for who should be in the MNC. Once you have dirtied your hands a little there is no reason to maintain integrity about individual games either.

    This Week in SEC Officiating Controversies - College Football - Rivals.com

    There is no full-blown conspiracy, although fans don’t want to hear it. It’d be impossible for the SEC to get all these refs who earn around $500 a week and maintain full-time jobs to risk federal imprisonment and fix games. Even suggested favoritism is unlikely.
     
  5. Eq4bits

    Eq4bits (Deep East) Texas Tiger

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    This/these may be a stupid question(s), but, then I'm just a *fan*....

    Exactly *what* 'qualifies' someone to be a NCAAF referee? Years of experience in HS officiating? Do they go to a referee 'school'? Do they have to pass a written test on the rule book as well as a 'verbal exam' ('call' a certain # of 'test'/simulated games) Do they have to attend any CE type things? Do they have to 're-certify' annually? Do they have to take an eye exam? Do they receive a 'report card' of sorts from coaches after each game? Are there consequences for their actions/non-action in place?

    Sure, calls can be 'missed'.... but to the extent we've been seeing lately?

    If coaches aren't allowed to 'criticize' without the threat of suspension/fines, are there not procedures in place to 'report' bad refs? Or, is this something that has to be raised by the media for the Conference officials to take notice?

    As to the official replay equipment.... this isn't the *first* time this season it hasn't functioned/been available at the beginning of the game. Are they waiting till the last minute to set it up? Do they not check and be sure all equipment is up and running prior to the start of a game?
     
  6. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    I don't think there is any conspiracy, but subconsciously, the officials do seem to be protecting the leagues contenders. Mike Slive has to get a handle on this issue NOW or he has outlived his usefulness and should resign.

    Every major TV, magazine, newspaper, and internet sports reporter has made an issue of this horrible call in todays articles. How can he ignore it? I predict he does exactly that, however. Replay official Gerald Hodges will not be reprimanded, fined or suspended, I'm willing to bet.

    Meanwhile the SEC loses more national reputation each time this happens.
     
  7. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    Do they not have a CBS or ESPN monitor? Hell, the whole country was watching the replays!
     
  8. OkieTigerTK

    OkieTigerTK Tornado Alley

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    what ive been screaming (in how many threads now?). slive is directly hurting the reputation and integrity of the sec.

    he doesnt need to be "allowed to resign". his ass needs to be unceremonously on the curb.
     

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