January 5th, 2011 12:14 PM║ Posted By: John Pennington ║ Permalink
║ Schools: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vanderbilt
Tags: College Football Officiating, Dick Burleson, Rogers Redding, SEC
Yesterday, Rogers Redding was named college football’s national coordinator by the board of managers for the College Football Officiating, LLC.
Redding’s move from the SEC’s top cop to his new position left a vacancy in Birmingham. And that vacancy has now been filled.
Steve Shaw was announced today as the SEC new coordinator of officials. Shaw is an SEC officiating vet with more than 15 years of service.
“Steve is considered one of the finest officials in the nation,” commissioner Mike Slive said in a release. “We are pleased to have someone of Steve’s extensive experience and knowledge to coordinate the conference’s football officiating. His appointment to succeed Rogers was done with the unanimous support of the conference’s athletics directors.”
Shaw was initially noticed years ago by longtime SEC official Dick Burleson while officiating Burleson’s grandson’s pee-wee game. “He was officiating like it was the Super Bowl.”
We wish Shaw the best in his new position. He’s gone from a thankless job to a really thankless job. Now he’ll answer for everyone’s bang-bang judgement calls.
Personally, I’d rather give up my spleen.
That said, here’s everything some of you conspiracy theorists will want to know about Shaw — he’s a Bama grad.
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