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Coach Loffer

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Ref's saying they can't through a flag but see the foul
« on: November 04, 2016, 11:59:51 am »
I have been told by multiple refs through the season that they can't throw a flag on a play because it isn't on their side of the field. I would think if any official can see a penalty they should throw a flag no matter if they are line judge or umpire. That is why we have 3 officials to help see the whole field correct? This is just something I have dealt with over time and thought I would ask to get a clarification going forward.
Overall this has been the best ref season we have encountered in 8 years of coaching in INFC and the stripes always get more complaints than compliments so I also wanted to say thanks to the guys we have had this season.
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Director of Officials

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No they shouldn't be saying it is not my area.  Especially with 3 officials our there, very easy to miss things with a 3 man crew. 
I will emphasize that for future games.  Thank you for pointing that out.