The NCAA has proposed a rule change that would eject any player who targets and contacts a defenseless opponent above the shoulders with a hit.
The Football Rules Committee, which met this week in Indianapolis, unanimously voted to increase the penalty to include an automatic ejection in addition to a 15-yard penalty. The proposal still awaits approval by the Playing Rules Oversight Panel on March 6.
Close game, 2 minutes left, they are driving... your best Def player gets kicked out because a "judgement call" by a ref?????
Trouble is on the horizon
he will know how to make the play without making it a cheapshot.A lot of times the proper tackling technique can still result in a head to head hit because the ball carrier drops his head. The tackler's facemask would have hit his chest if not for that. That's the BALLCARRIER'S fault, but the defender gets penalized every time.
But if it's your best defensive player: A. He should know better & B. If he IS your best defensive player, he will know how to make the play without making it a cheapshot.