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I can answer rules questions and officiating questions (including training, mechanics, and general questions).

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College Football Official since 2005; assist in training newer officials.


Big Sky Conference Officials Association Sports Lawyers Association Rotary International


Law Degree from University of Minnesota Law School, 2001 MBA from Carlson School of Management at the U. of Minnesota, 2001 B.S. in Business Administration from Marquette University, 1997

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Post-Season official in 2012 and 2013.

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Michael Busby01/03/17101010Thank you for the super quick response!
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Recent Answers from William Robers

2017-03-09 visor:

Luke,    Again, if it is clear (no tinting) and you can clearly see the eyes of the player, it is likely legal.  All comes down to the officials on the field, but the rule simply says that it "must be

2017-03-09 visor:

Luke,    Let me preface this by saying that any rule changes this year (which would be for safety reasons only) are not out yet, but I haven't seen anything about this rule changing.    The answer is yes

2017-01-03 Unsportsmanlike conduct ejections:

Michael,    Great question.  I did not see this particular play.      Under the Rules, when a player is disqualified for targeting in the second half of a game, the player is also disqualified for the

2017-01-01 Clock Rules:

Douglas,    I didn't see the play that you describe. By rule, the clock status is determined by the result of the play, if there been no foul.  So, because the clocked stopped for the ball going out of

2016-12-17 Is the ball live or dead?:

Greg,    Tough to answer without seeing the play.  So, the ball bounced over the sideline and the Team A player possessed it outside of the end zone?  Once Team A gains possession, the ball is dead.  A


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