According to a statement released by the Pac-12 late Wednesday night, Tony Corrente, the conference’s coordinator of officiating, has resigned.
Pac-12 commisioner Larry Scott had this to say about Corrente.
“Under Tony’s leadership, our program made great strides in improving the quality, accountability and consistency. While it’s unfortunate that Tony has decided to leave us at this time, I want to express my appreciation for his contribution, and for leaving our officiating program strong and headed in the right direction.”
Jim Blackwood will serve as interim coordinator for the remainder of the season.
There have been numerous notable gaffes by the conference’s officials over the last few seasons, including a recent questionable taunting penalty against Oregon in the Ducks’ loss to Arizona. However, Jon Wilner of the San Jose Mercury News says that Corrente was not forced out.