MWC tries to remove bias from replays

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Mountain West Conference athletic directors have decided to ban employees or alumni of the host school from serving in the communicator position in the instant replay booth at football games.

The change came six days after a botched review of an apparent fumble by BYU running back JJ Di Luigi. San Diego State coach Brady Hoke asked for a review, and officials ruled there was not enough evidence to rule it a fumble. BYU scored five plays later en route to a 24-21 win at home.

The three replay officials reportedly were suspended for one game.