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FBS Coaches Considering Splitting Targeting into 2 Categories

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SCbucknut's picture
January 9, 2019 at 4:23pm

 I've been saying this for years. Just like basketball, 1 is 15 yrd penalty but player remains in game, 2 is ejected. Biggest problem is refs have to decide if there was intent, very subjective. But better than always losing a player because of the definition of the penalty, helmet to helmet.

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Todd Berry, the executive director of the American Football Coaches Association, said Wednesday that the FBS coaches in their annual meeting unanimously supported a model that would assign Targeting 1 or Targeting 2 to a player who makes forcible contact with the crown of his helmet. Targeting 1 fouls would result in a 15-yard penalty but no ejection or suspension. Targeting 2 fouls would result in an automatic ejection and potential suspension. 

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