SEC official: College football's targeting rule needs review

When the NCAA passed the safety penalty known as the "targeting rule," there was an immediate outcry around college football.

Though the new rule is cutting down on potentially dangerous hits, The Associated Press reported that the SEC's coordinator of officials Steve Shaw said allowing replay officials to overturn player ejections for targeting and not penalties should be re-examined.

Shaw said the problem with the penalty is the mandatory replay review on such a call. It can wipe out the ejection, but not the 15-yard penalty.

While Shaw said the rule already is changing the way college football is being played, at least two SEC players are unhappy about the rule.

-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor

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