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Stanford Coach: Football 'Needs' Targeting Rule

Stanford Coach: Football 'Needs' Targeting Rule

Stanford football coach David Shaw believes college football’s new targeting rule that calls for any player deemed to be “targeting” a player’s head to be ejected from the game is necessary. Every hit that results in an ejection will be reviewed by replay. 

“I think first and foremost, college football needs a rule just like the NFL needs a rule,” Shaw said on Friday at Pac-12 Media Days. “I think you need harsh penalties for guys that do something outside the rules of the game. At the same time, we teach tackling every single day. There is nothing that’s going to stop our guys from playing the game. They love to play the game and we use the proper techniques and it needs to be emphasized.”

Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott also is a proponent of the rule some fear may be interpreted too loosely to eject players.

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