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  • 7/30/2020

    During its July 22 videoconference, the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel acted on several items.  Please click here to read the memorandum from Jeff Hurd, NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel.

  • 7/13/2020

    Due to an ArbiterSports website outage this morning, the 2020 CFO/NCAA National Rules Test close date has been extended to Friday, July 17 at 5pm Eastern Time.  The site is now back up.
    To take the test, please click the TESTING Tab.
  • 7/8/2020

    Welcome to the 2020 season and to the official website of College Football Officiating, LLC (CFO)!  This offseason has been like none other, and we have faced many challenges as officials and as a country.  I appreciate the efforts of all to utilize “virtual” tools to prepare us for the upcoming season.  We have adapted - starting National Quizzes and Training Tapes in April, and Conferences with study groups / crews have utilized localized virtual meetings to make us better.  We have all learned many new ways to accomplish tasks, some that have been improvements in process that we can continue to use in our new world.  I am totally convinced that if we will continue our strong preparation, even with missing clinics and snaps in the spring, we will be fully prepared to meet the challenges of our new season.

    I wish I could tell you with certainty when our next football season will start.  With all the events that we have, flexibility will be the key for all of us and it is too early to have all the answers.  Please note your registration fee, completed rules test, and accompanying welcome packet containing the 2020 Rules Book, 2020 Case Book, and 2020 CCA Manual is applicable to the next NCAA football season that is conducted, even if the traditional start of the season is delayed or postponed. This approach applies to all divisions. The CFO Board of Managers instructed your National Coordinator of Officials to prepare for the fall 2020 season with normal timing. As the path forward becomes clearer, updates will be shared directly through the CFO Central Hub. 

    Our “central hub” provides a common national platform where we can gather for mutual growth and improvement, as we strive to improve the great game of college football.  Allow me to give you a brief walk-through of the features of this site.

    REGISTRATION is now available, and registered officials as stated above will receive a Welcome Packet that includes a 2020 Rules and Interpretations Book, 2020 Instant Replay Case Book, and 2020 CCA Crew of 7 & 8 College Football Officiating Manual, with a supplemental section for a crew of 6.  In addition, ArbiterSports and Referee Enterprises will again provide a digital CCA manual app for all NCAA registered football officials.

    On the VIDEO Tab, you will receive weekly in-season CFO Game Video Reviews, preseason weekly CFO/NCAA Annual Training Video and Instant Replay Training Video for 2020, and occasional topical videos.  All registered officials will have opportunities this season to see plays posted by coordinators from conferences across the country, part of our mission to promote national consistency in collegiate football.  Additionally, all videos can be viewed on Apple and Android mobile devices.

    The CFO/NCAA National Rules Test can be accessed by clicking on the TESTING tab.  This is a great tool for honing your rules knowledge and application.  I encourage you to meet my challenge of scoring 90% or higher (there are 100 questions) in a self-imposed “closed book” test. 

    The searchable NCAA Football Rules and Interpretations book can be found on the RULES Tab.  The database includes rules and case books that basically operate as “e-books” and are searchable.  The database also allows quick and easy reference between rules and their case items (and vice versa), which is a great feature.  I encourage you to make extensive use of this asset, and discover for yourself the ways an online presentation can help you study and know the rules of NCAA football. 

    Please check the central hub often for the latest officiating news and information. Officials should not hesitate to CONTACT us to offer suggestions on how we can best use this site to help you.  On behalf of the CFO’s Board of Managers, welcome to the organization, stay safe and healthy and have a great season!

    Steve Shaw
    National Coordinator of Officials, College Football Officiating, LLC

    Secretary-Rules Editor - NCAA Football

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