Canzano: How the Pac-12 went awry with football officiating
Part 1 of a series on Pac-12 officiating.
It was October of 2014 and Tony Corrente apparently had enough of Pac-12 Conference Commissioner Larry Scott and his meddling sidekick, Woodie Dixon.
Corrente, a well-respected ex-NFL official, resigned his position as the Pac-12 Coordinator of Football Officiating. He threw in the keys during the middle of the football season and cited “personal and professional reasons.” Corrente eventually landed back in the NFL.
What went wrong? And how did the events of a decade ago steer the Pac-12 into an officiating crisis? This is Part I of an ongoing series on Pac-12 officiating. The conference now finds itself battling a perception issue while trying to replace three football crew chiefs who left for the Big Ten last month.