The NCAA announced some rule changes for this year. The two most notable involved targeting and faking injuries.
On targeting: Players who are ejected in the second half of a game can appeal their first-half suspension for the following game. Steve Shaw, the NCAA’s coordinator of officials, will review the play and will provide feedback to the conference office, which will decide whether to lift the suspension.
On faking injuries: An investigation process will be launched this year that will allow schools or conferences to report teams that are suspected of faking injuries. Shaw will review those plays and will report back to the conference office, which will determine whether sanctions are warranted.
I just think the ejection on the targeting the first time is wrong. I think it should be like technicals in basketball the second one sends you out of the game.a lot of these targeting calls are very very close and sometimes the offensive player makes it almost impossible not to be Targeted by lowering their body right before contact and it’s impossible for the defender to change his intended target in mid-flight.
I would say it should be like flagrants in basketball. A Flagrant 2 in basketball carries an automatic ejection. It takes two Flagrant 1s to warrant an ejection. It is up to the official to determine the severity of the infraction by watching replay.
In football, I don’t think they are asked to watch for intent on replay, but instead only if there was a forcible hit above the shoulders.
Yeah if defensive guy clearly is head hunting which sometimes it is pretty obvious I’m okay with the ejection but the ones that are very very close and the actual offensive player lowers their body making it impossible for the defensive guy to stop their forward progress then that definitely should not be an ejection IMO
There are some very close calls on targeting where you can clearly see the offensive player has slightly moved their body right before contact which leaves the defensive player in an impossible situation to redirect their body to avoid a targeting call. I think in those situations they should not call targeting at all, but they still call targeting every time I’ve seen that happen. That needs to change IMO
When the SEC office reviews the call to determine ejection, we know if Bama has a tough game coming up, there will be no ejection. Same for GA If they are playing ULMonroe next, they might have an ejection just so the final numbers will balance out. Let’s see. You SEC office is where?