Exclusive: Pac-12 ruling raises major suspicion

Exclusive: Pac-12 ruling raises major suspicion

An excerpt from the Pac-12’s USC-WSU official game report shows the play in question. (Yahoo Sports illustration)

a fraught time for Pac-12 officiating, which has long been intertwined with ineptitude after a flurry of high-profile mishaps over the years. Four years ago, the league’s head of officiating, Tony Corrente, resigned in the middle of the season. (He declined comment for this story, as did current director of officiating David Coleman and current supervisor of replay officials Bill Richardson.) There’s even a popular #Pac12Officials Twitter hashtag and parody account: @GlassesRef.’ data-reactid=”68″>This revelation comes at a fraught time for Pac-12 officiating, which has long been intertwined with ineptitude after a flurry of high-profile mishaps over the years. Four years ago, the league’s head of officiating, Tony Corrente, resigned in the middle of the season. (He declined comment for this story, as did current director of officiating David Coleman and current supervisor of replay officials Bill Richardson.) There’s even a popular #Pac12Officials Twitter hashtag and parody account: @GlassesRef.

Yahoo Sports spoke to multiple current and former Pac-12 coaches for perspective on what occurred. No current coaches wanted talk on the record, as they are fined if they talk about officiating. The general feeling was uneasiness.

“I think it’s extremely rare and even more concerning that officials would put that in an open document,” said a former Pac-12 coach. “I don’t know how that happens.”

Scott issued conflicting statements on the call.’ data-reactid=”76″>Not only did the play not get called, but the Pac-12 didn’t appear to formally review it. (There was no stoppage, and there was no write-up in the report obtained by Yahoo Sports that broke down four formal reviews during the game.) Scott issued conflicting statements on the call.

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