Bama Upset About Kick Off Times

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Pretty sure there are SEC guidelines that officials can't work games of their alma mater or within a radius of their residence. Yet, the head of football officials graduated from one of the schools that happens to be 50 miles away from the conference headquarters.

Just looked it up, and Steve Shaw promoted a new guy to referee this past summer, and he is a former Alabama QB. He hired another new one to take the old spot, and that guy graduated from Alabama.

It is just the perception. It's a bad look, and I just don't believe you put yourself in that position.
You hire the best people for the job. End of discussion. There's plenty of other games to work that don't involve your alma mater.
 

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You hire the best people for the job. End of discussion. There's plenty of other games to work that don't involve your alma mater.
Guess it caused a problem with Anthony Jordan this past basketball season.

If you want to call SEC football officiating quality, then I don’t know what else to say. It’s not.

You are correct, it’s not difficult. Mike Slive and Greg Sankey may or may not have been/be the best commissioner, but both had no connection to any SEC school. Both from the NE.
 

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Guess it caused a problem with Anthony Jordan this past basketball season.

If you want to call SEC football officiating quality, then I don’t know what else to say. It’s not.

You are correct, it’s not difficult. Mike Slive and Greg Sankey may or may not have been/be the best commissioner, but both had no connection to any SEC school. Both from the NE.
Roy Kramer was tied to a couple SEC schools, and most UT fans loved that guy.
 

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Actually, they weren't being treated like everyone else or they wouldn't have had 6 SEC teams in 2010 coming off a bye week before they played Alabama. Including Tennessee.

It wasn't just that year. This was becoming a tradition at the SEC office. From 2007 through 2010 Alabama faced 16 SEC teams that were coming off of a bye week. When the 2010 season came to a close the Crimson Tide had now played three times as many SEC teams coming off an idle week than any other SEC team in the same 4 year period.

That was enough of that. The SEC made a rule concerning the number of SEC bye weeks can be on any team's schedule in a season. If they could, it's obvious that every SEC team we play each season would all love to take a bye week. Not gonna happen.
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