NCAA adjusts targeting rule

NCAA Football: Georgia at Vanderbilt

While all the talk about the 10-second proposal has dominated conversation, the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel voted to adjust the targeting rule, according to ESPN.

Related: NCAA tables 10-second proposal

The rules committee approved a proposal that an overturned targeting penalty foul would not result in a 15-yard penalty. This past season, the ejection to the player could be overturned upon review, but the 15-yard penalty still stood. Now, the committee has approved that if the player ejection penalty is overturned, the 15-yard penalty would also.

The adjustment keeps the intent of the rule, but if a missed call happens, officials can correct it.

Finally, the NCAA makes a change we can all agree with. Thankfully, this won’t happen again.

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