SEC Commissioner Releases Statement On Officiating During Football Games
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On Wednesday, SEC commissioner Greg Sankey addressed the criticism of the conference's officials have been getting this season so far. Here's a part of it...
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The rules of football permit us to utilize modern technologies to review some, but not all, officiating calls. And while some calls are overturned, we know from our extensive review of all game films that our officials get the call right in the vast, vast majority of situations. SEC Football Officials are dedicated to their work and approach each game with integrity and focus on fairly administering the competition.

But mistakes occur, and when errors happen, the next questions are, “What happens now? Where is the accountability?”

SEC officials are held accountable for the overall body of their work and the work of their officiating crew, which is reviewed on a weekly basis throughout the season and on an annual basis.

Ongoing performance evaluations are used to determine game assignments, postseason assignments, compensation levels and ultimately, whether an official is invited to return for the following season. You can learn more here.

In addition, during the season, officials’ assignments may be altered based on in-season performance. By protocol, the SEC does not publicly announce these assignment changes.

SEC Bylaws require that coaches and administrators refrain from public criticism of officials, as well as making public comments about any specific communications with the Conference office related to officiating. This is a bylaw that was enacted by unanimous vote of the SEC’s member institutions and it is the responsibility of the Conference office to enforce this bylaw by use of private or public reprimands, fines or suspensions.

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34 Comments
km
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Blah, blah, blah.....buck fama
Reply24 days
Devin White says hello.
Reply24 days
With video replay Stinky this should never happen. Get a clue. You are nothing but a yes man with no sack.
Reply24 days
frick you hanky panky skanky
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s2
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'power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely'
Reply24 days
He is completely tone deaf. He didn't speak to the fans. He talked AT the fans. Complete garbage.
Reply24 days
Nationalize it. No more SEC / ACC / Conf USA / Big (insert number here) officials. No more ref crews. Rating system determined by coaches, players, ADs. Top rated crew gets top ranked game each week, 2nd crew gets 2nd ranked game etc. I know, it’s a pipe dream. It would require NCAA to grow a pair of manparts and such.
Reply24 days
Sankey is pathetic. The SEC offices are every bit the tyrannical bureaucracy that our government has grown to be where unelected officials make massive amounts of money from our support and then shite all over us with an inferior product. Until they start paying a price they will continue to make it up as they go.
Reply24 days
Says nothing about the importance of the bad or missed calls during games or which teams are having a vast major of the bad calls go in favor of or against.
Reply24 days
Don't be terrible at your jobs.
Reply24 days
He's feeling the heat! Good. He can shut up the coaches, but he cannot shut up the fans. This same shite bag took Florida's side the the LSU Hurricane-gate. He's only protecting a couple of teams in this conference.
Reply25 days
And where is the office for SEC officials? Alabama! Enough said.
Reply25 days
9 motherfricking paragraphs to say NOTHING
Reply25 days
Your officials stink. Do something about it.
Reply25 days
Does this jackass even understand what the controversy is all about? "And while some calls are overturned, we know from our extensive review of all game films that our officials get the call right in the vast, vast majority of situations." This has little to do with plays that actually get reviewed, and more to do with the disparate application (or lack thereof) of penalties, which by and large are not reviewed.
Reply25 days
I want to punch this guy straight in the face
Reply25 days
That couldn’t be a more dismissive statement
Reply25 days
Lick my balls Gregory
Reply25 days
The SEC is by far the most corrupt conference in the country. You can see it on display every Saturday and with how soft as baby shite Alabama’s schedule is year in and year out.
Reply25 days
Blah blah blah.....protect Bama..... it’s a lot of money at stake..... big game with LSU......TV ratings....... blah blah blah.........
Reply25 days
Seems like the big Bama v LSU matchup could work in our favor this weekend, if they really are protecting a 1 v 2 game for ratings.
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