Here’s an officiating experiment I can support:
The Big Ten is strongly considering experimenting with goal-line cameras at some football stadiums this season so instant replay officials can better review critical goal-line plays.
Big Ten coordinator of officials Bill Carollo said the conference is in discussions with its members and there’s a “very strong possibility” there will be a trial run this season…
Go for it, man. A cost of $1 million+ isn’t that much, considering what the sport is bringing in and how crucial a call can be there.
It sounds like Steve Shaw is keeping an eye on it, which is also good.
SEC coordinator of officials Steve Shaw said the Big Ten’s testing of goal-line cameras would add great value.
“It’s something that, if it’s successful, we need to take a look at in college football,” Shaw said. “We had some early conversations (within the SEC). You can’t put a pole up in our stadiums. Our stadiums are almost sacred ground so you’d have to find a spot, whether it’s an overhang or a deck, where you could mount a camera that would be unobtrusive and have a good view.”