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Old Mon Nov 05, 2007, 04:54pm
tomegun tomegun is offline
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The mechanic to go opposite is no big deal and it wasn't really that long ago that we stopped doing it. The official who stays beside the coach does not have the burden of explaining his/her partner's call. Like Rut said, the college coaches are smart enough to know what was called and why. If they know there is one official on the crew who will listen to them all night, they will use that to complain all night.
The emphasis was on communicating and someone felt we were doing that too much. At least that is a partial reason for the switch. Explaining every, the majority or a large portion of calls is not necessary.
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