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Final Daily Post

Hope you found value in receiving these Daily CFOA Mechanics Manual in your email box. We will continue to look for ways to pursue perfection on and off the field. On behalf of the CFOA – Thank You for your commitment to being a better Colorado Football Official. Kirk Russell

Personal Fouls and UNC Fouls Philosophies

Chapter 26. CFOA Philosophies Pg. 110 Personal Fouls If action is deemed to be “fighting,” the player must be disqualified. When in question if an act is a flagrant personal foul or fighting, the player is not fighting. Players committing flagrant personal fouls must be disqualified. Spitting on an opponent requires disqualification. When in question: […]

Scoring Plays Philosophies

Chapter 26. CFOA Philosophies Pg. 109 Scoring Plays When in question: • The ball is dead in the field of play rather than a touchdown. • The original force has not been expended and a new force has not been applied. • It is a touchback rather than the ball belonging to Team B under […]

Sideline Philosophies

Chapter 26. CFOA Philosophies Pg. 109 Plays at the Sideline If legal contact occurs before the runner has a foot down out of bounds, consider it a legal hit. If the whistle has blown and a runner continuing to advance down the sideline has eased up, contact by the opponent against the runner is a […]

Kicking Game Philosophies

Chapter 26. CFOA Philosophies Pg. 109 Kicking Plays The kicker’s restraining line on onside and short pooch kickoffs should be officiated as a plane. Any player (other than the kicker or holder) breaking the plane before the ball is kicked should be called for offside. The same plane applies on normal kickoffs, but officials should […]

Blocking Philosophies

Chapter 26. CFOA Philosophies Pg. 108 Blocking Takedowns at the point of attack, those in the open field, within the tackle box and affecting the result of the play create special focus and should be called in those situations. If there is a potential offensive holding but the action occurs clearly away from the point […]

Passing Play Philosophies

Chapter 26. CFOA Philosophies Pg. 108 Passing Situations When determining if an untouched pass is beyond the line of scrimmage, the neutral zone will be expanded two yards. The quarterback can throw the ball anywhere if he is not under duress, except spiking the ball straight down. The clock is not a factor. Exception: The […]

Offensive Pass Interference Philosophies

Chapter 26. CFOA Philosophies Pg. 107 Offensive Pass Interference Actions that constitute offensive pass interference include but are not limited to the following four categories: • Initiating contact with a defender by shoving or pushing off thus creating separation in an attempt to catch a pass. • Driving through a defender who has established a […]

Defensive Pass Interference Philosophies

Chapter 26. CFOA Philosophies Pg. 107 Defensive Pass Interference Actions that constitute defensive pass interference include, but are not limited to, the following six categories: • Early contact by a defender who is not playing the ball is defensive pass interference provided the other requirements for defensive pass interference have been met, regardless of how […]

Line of Scrimmage Philosophies

Chapter 26. CFOA Philosophies Pg. 106 Line of Scrimmage Officials will work to keep offensive linemen legal and will call a foul only when obvious or when a warning to the player and a subsequent warning to the coach are ignored. Don’t wait until the fourth quarter to enforce the rule. If the offensive player […]

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