Weekly Bull 7/18/18
THE WEEKLY BULL - JULY 18, 2018
Weekly Bull – The Weekly “Bull” is one of our most important means of communication and instruction. The Bull dates back as far as I can remember (no jokes about my memory!) and continues to be used on a weekly basis today. Each week you are expected to read the Weekly Bull and incorporate the on-field elements into your pre-game weekly preparation. On weeks where we have a regular meeting, we will discuss (back-and-forth) but you are still responsible for pre-reading its contents during the week as we will review most of it quite quickly.
1st Year and 2nd Year Classes – You will meet this Wednesday 7/18 with your regular class (Earl Totty Room B-2 or Don Carey Room B-15). You do not attend the Position Clinic for line of scrimmage officials…meet with your regular class – always.
Clinic for All Line of Scrimmage Officials (and any other interested and certified official) – All officials are asked to attend at least one clinic, preferably the clinic for your primary position. This week will be the clinic for all Head Linesmen and Line Judges. This Wednesday, July 18th at 7:00 pm at Mira Mesa High School (in the Theater!). Instructor will Scott Reilly from the Big 12 Conference. The presentation is designed for all current line of scrimmage officials but all certified official are more than welcome to attend. All 1st year, 2nd year classes must meet in their regular classrooms and will not attend this session.
Just To Be Clear About Bob D’Angelo! – My joke about our beloved Bob D”Angelo was totally in fun! I realized afterwards that new officials may not know my good friend, and thus may not have fully understood. Bob D’Angelo is one of our veteran, and best, officials. He is currently one of our finest umpires, but he is also a former Athletic Director, Football Coach and Crew Chief! We all learn from, and enjoy working games with Bob. Just wanted to put the record straight. Love you, Bob!
Reminders from Mike Carey – Here are a few of Mike’s words from his 2016 presentation to our association. I’m sure you’ll find them still relevant for your goal setting this year!
Improvement comes with hard work. There are no short cuts.
You must have a passion for the game – otherwise the hard work is too hard.
We must support each other and work hard on behalf of our fellow officials and our crew.
It’s all about the 2 hours on the field. Be prepared…then enjoy it!