Dean Blandino, former president of officiating with the NFL, has been named College Football Officiating director of instant replay, the NCAA announced.
"Dean emerged as the best candidate from a talented group of people interested in helping shape the future of instant replay in college football," Mid-American Conference commissioner and chair of the CFO Board of Managers Jon Steinbrecher said in a statement. "His expertise and skills will help guide this important aspect of officiating."
Blandino will continue his current role as an on-air rules analyst for NCAA and NFL broadcasts for FOX Sports, a position he obtained last year.
"I’m extremely excited to join the CFO and NCAA in this role," Blandino said. "I've spent much of my career in the replay space and look forward to continuing to improve our processes and programming with the ultimate goal of efficient - and correct - outcomes."
Blandino joined the NFL in 1994 and served in a variety of roles, ultimately being named the senior vice president of officiating in 2013. His new position with the NCAA will focus on off-season development and educational duties.