Gary Danielson: Targeting Rule Specifically Hurts SEC
Ah, Gary Danielson:
The targeting rule specifically affects the SEC more than the other conferences. The SEC is the one conference that has elite defensive players and game-breaking athletes who have been measured and recognized through the NFL draft. This rule has defenses across the country playing more timid and is another way that the rest of college football is becoming more competitive with the SEC. As a rule, it needs to be changed.
Yes, Gary, this totally makes sense. The down year of the mighty SEC defense is because of the targeting rule. Nobody outside the SEC has "elite defensive players" or "game-breaking athletes." That's not a tired narrative at all.
Also related: just how much football outside the SEC does Gary Danielson watch?