SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Pac-12 says it will make a public statement this football season on certain potentially controversial officiating calls as part of the conference’s efforts to provide more transparency.
The Pac-12 announced the communications protocol Monday, along with new replay officiating procedures. Both were in response to recommendations made by an outside review of the conference’s officiating.READ MORE: Belmont Neighborhood Search For Aggressive Mountain Lion
Statements will be issued on:
— Game-ending calls or no-calls impacting the result of the game;
— Calls involving a significant error in officiating mechanics;READ MORE: Three Of Tonga’s Smaller Islands Badly Damaged By Tsunami; Concerns Mount Within Bay Area Tongan Community
— Calls involving an error in rules interpretation;
— Other extraordinary circumstances.
Pac-12 vice president of officiating David Coleman will determine which calls meet the criteria. The conference also released its centralized replay manual , making clear that the supervisor of replay officials is the ultimate decision-maker on replay calls.MORE NEWS: San Jose Food Pantry Staying Open After Raising Funds to Pay for Permit
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