I can answer rules questions and officiating questions (including training, mechanics, and general questions).
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
Post-Season official in 2012 and 2013.
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Kevin, Great question. By rule, to be on the line of scrimmage, an offensive player must (1) face his opponent's goal line with the line of his shoulders approximately parallel thereto, and (2) have
Tim, The answer depends on whether the run ended inbounds or out of bounds. If the run ended inbounds, the clock would start on the ready for play. If the run ended out of bounds, it would start on
Floyd, I have seen that play several times. There is no restriction on how close players can be to the kicker. The kicking team must have four players on each side of the kicker. That is not what
Thomas, This is a great question with the advent of the 10-second runoff a few years ago. The 10-second runoff only applies in the last 1:00 of each half, and only if the clock is running and the foul/injury/helmet
Doug, Thanks for the question! The answer is no. If the Referee believes that a team is taking a delay of game to use up the clock, he is to order the game clock to start on the snap, rather than