Helping to train and orient a new official is perhaps the single most important task an experienced official can undertake. Many local associations have developed some effective mentoring programs. What are the key elements of good mentoring programs? More to the point, what's "in it" for the experienced official?
USA Football Rules Editor and Officiating Consultant Bill LeMonnier earned another Bowl Championship Series assignment this year when he was selected to referee the 39th Tostitos Fiesta Bowl between Boise State and TCU on Jan. 4, televised nationally on FOX-TV.
The 2010 Fiesta Bowl is LeMonnier's 12th college bowl assignment in the past 15 seasons. His postseason resume now includes four Fiesta Bowls, two Orange, two Holiday and a Cotton, among others.
Boise State (14-0) defeated TCU (12-1) 17-10 in Glendale, Ariz., for this year's Fiesta Bowl crown.