If you ever thought college football games dragged on too long before, you might not be too happy with the most recent news to come down from the NCAA. Targeting penalties are now going to, once again, change the game of football drastically.
This rule was introduced just a few years ago with the stipulation that a player called for targeting would be ejected from the game. It has changed the way players tackle and block each other and now, officials in the booth can stop play and call targeting fouls.
However, this could end up being a good thing for players as the officials will be able to rule, or change, targeting calls from the booth.
“The NCAA Football Rules Committee believes players were incorrectly disqualified from games in a small number of cases last season,” the Association said in a released statement. “The elements of targeting that replay officials will watch for include launching and forcible contact to the head, among other factors.”
In other rules announced by the NCAA, ball-carriers sliding are now considered defenseless players, coaching staffs can now use electronic devices in the locker room and in the press box, and blocking below the waist outside the tackle box is now illegal.
Ladies and gentlemen, the world of college football.
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