Rule Changes Coming to College Football in 2014

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HOOVER, Alabama -( The targeting rule is doing what it's intended to do, SEC coordinator of officials Steve Shaw said at SEC Media Days, but there will be major changes to it this fall.

Last year, the SEC had 19 targeting calls. Originally, the 15-yard penalty resulted an ejection, but the ejection could be overturned on replay. Seven disqualifications in the SEC were overturned. Nationally, there were 92 targeting penalties and 32 overturned ejections. Even after an ejection was overturned, though, the 15-yard penalty stood.

That will change this year. If the ejection is overturned, the 15-yard penalty will be called back as well unless another penalty was involved in the play.

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  • S Levi Williams

    This will save me from throwing things at my TV again. Why on Earth Wind and Fire was this so messed up from the get-go? You call targeting, throw the flag, it gets reviewed, no targeting, but the 15 yards were not taken back…. and this all made it through all the decision makers and into the game…. Finally some common sense prevails.

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