11.Oct.2010 Petition: Response from the Pac-10
Thank you for your email and for sharing your concerns.
Please know that the Pac-10 takes all issues related to the safety of our student-athletes very seriously. In enforcing the playing rules, all dangerous, late, defenseless, and targeting hits to the head during Pac-10 games are reviewed by our senior staff (including our Officiating Coordinator) each week, and discipline is handed down by the Commissioner if warranted.
We are continuously reviewing, grading and looking to improve all aspects of our games. We have a thorough weekly review process of every game to evaluate all aspects of officiating, including on field and replay. Aside from hearing from each of the schools about specific plays or game situations, we also hear from fans, like you, who also share their concerns. The situations you have raised will be addressed during the review process.
Thanks again for your comments.