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Rogers Redding, the national coordinator of College Football Officiating, provides insights about rules changes and the mindset of college football referees. The CFO is the national professional organization for all football officials who work games at the collegiate level.

As the playoffs in Divisions II and III and in the Football Championship Subdivision move toward their final games, and with the bowl games beginning very soon, this is a good time to take stock of the rules for targeting and their impact on the game.
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Posted on 12/15/2014 9:36 AM By Rogers Redding

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Rogers Redding, the national coordinator of College Football Officiating, provides insights about rules changes and the mindset of college football referees. The CFO is the national professional organization for all football officials who work games at the collegiate level.

The number of officials working a college football game has changed many times over the years.  In the earliest days of the game, there was only one, the referee. As the nature of the game changed over time officials were gradually added.  Read the rest of entry »

Posted on 7/7/2014 1:47 PM By Rogers Redding

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Rogers Redding, the national coordinator of College Football Officiating, provides insights about rules changes and the mindset of college football referees. The CFO is the national professional organization for all football officials who work games at the collegiate level.

In last week’s column we looked at the history and purpose of Instant Replay. This week we will see how it really works and who is involved in making it happen.

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Posted on 6/2/2014 12:45 PM By Rogers Redding

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Rogers Redding, the national coordinator of College Football Officiating, provides insights about rules changes and the mindset of college football referees. The CFO is the national professional organization for all football officials who work games at the collegiate level.

Since its inception in 2005, Instant Replay (IR) has become an important part of the game in the Football Bowl Subdivision. Read the rest of entry »

Posted on 5/27/2014 10:06 AM By Rogers Redding

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Zane Cooke, the valedictorian and a starting offensive lineman on the football team at Killingley High School in Dayville, Conn., delivered a memorable speech on behalf of the scholar-athlete class at the NFF Southeastern Connecticut Annual Awards Dinner on April 27. Cooke plans to attend UConn in the fall and major in biomedical engineering. Here is a transcript of his speech. Read the rest of entry »

Posted on 4/29/2014 1:30 PM By Alan Cox

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Rogers Redding, the national coordinator of College Football Officiating, provides insights about rules changes and the mindset of college football referees. The CFO is the national professional organization for all football officials who work games at the collegiate level.

For many universities, there are two sports: football, and spring football! Read the rest of entry »

Posted on 4/25/2014 7:52 AM By Rogers Redding

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By Rogers Redding, the national coordinator of College Football Officiating, who provides insights about rules changes and the mindset of college football referees. The CFO is the national professional organization for all football officials who work games at the collegiate level.

At its meetings last month in Indianapolis, the NCAA Football Rules Committee once again focused on the safety of the student-athlete in making changes to the rules. Read the rest of entry »

Posted on 3/17/2014 10:00 AM By Rogers Redding

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By Rogers Redding, the national coordinator of College Football Officiating, who provides insights about rules changes and the mindset of college football referees. The CFO is the national professional organization for all football officials who work games at the collegiate level.

The biggest and most controversial rule change coming into the 2013 season was the automatic disqualification of a player who committed any targeting foul. Read the rest of entry »

Posted on 2/20/2014 2:55 PM By Rogers Redding

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Rogers Redding, the national coordinator of College Football Officiating, provides insights about rules changes and the mindset of college football referees. The CFO is the national professional organization for all football officials who work games at the collegiate level.

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Posted on 9/30/2013 2:15 PM By Rogers Redding

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Rogers Redding, the national coordinator of College Football Officiating, provides insights about rules changes and the mindset of college football referees. The CFO is the national professional organization for all football officials who work games at the collegiate level. Read the rest of entry »

Posted on 5/29/2013 3:00 PM By Rogers Redding

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