Florida’s Jordan Sherit was ejected after being called for targeting in the fourth quarter against Vanderbilt.
Sherit sacked Vanderbilt QB Johnny McCrary on the play, but the flag flew in about the time McCrary hit the ground.
Officials upheld the call after the review.
Former Gators defensive end Carlos Dunlap disagreed with the call.
— Carlos Dunlap (@Carlos_Dunlap) November 7, 2015
Others questioned it as well.
Fla. Player ejected for targeting. I just hate targeting call, intent should be part of it
— Mike Golic (@espngolic) November 7, 2015
Compromise: If you get to review it, at minimum discern level of danger of targeting hit. Level 1 = 15 yards, level 2 = ejection. Like hoops
— Travis Haney (@TravHaneyESPN) November 7, 2015
I can see calling targeting cheap licks against defenseless receivers but it's not UF's fault Vandy's QB can't get rid of the ball.
— Richard Muscleton (@RickMuscles) November 7, 2015
I want to see if an official in the LSU/Bama game has the 'nerve' to eject a player for a ?able targeting call.
— Desmond Howard (@DesmondHoward) November 7, 2015