Earlier in the offseason, the Southeastern Conference announced a new, collaborative replay system that will begin its implication this fall. The new SEC coordinator of football replay will be Ben Oldham.
With his new conference role Oldham will be responsible for reporting to coordinator of football officials Steve Shaw.
“As we expand instant replay in the SEC, we felt it was important to have someone with an extensive resume of both on the field and replay booth experience help manage the process,” Shaw said in a statement, via NBC Sports. “Ben Oldham brings four decades worth of officiating experience in both of those areas and I am excited to have him serve in this role as we embark on a new era of instant replay in the SEC. This is another important and positive step as we strive to enhance the Conference’s football officiating program.”
Oldham is no stranger to the replay system.
After retiring from officiating following the 2000 Sugar Bowl between, he has continued work as a replay official. Throughout his time lengthy career, Oldham has worked a total of six SEC championship games.
Don’t be too hard on him, SEC fans.
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