Southeastern Conference and Sun Belt have same coordinator of officials but different enforcement

SEC and Sun Belt officiating are under the same umbrella but call the game differently

Steve Shaw serves as coordinator of officials for both the Southeastern Conference and the Sun Belt Conference. That does not mean games are called the same way in the two conferences.

Last Saturday Money Hunter of Arkansas State was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct for signaling incomplete after breaking up a pass while walking away from the play. That same evening Ole Miss and Florida played and on at least two occasions defensive backs not involved with breaking up a pass made the same signal while walking toward the intended receiver and neither was flagged, nor was a defensive back who waved a finger (not the middle one) at the player he was defending.

This brief video illustrates part of the reason for Idaho and Arkansas State having roughly double their usual number of penalties last Saturday.