Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  By By Mike Pereira  |  Last updated 9/7/13
IT'S NOT RIGHT. IT'S NOT RIGHT. Here we go, again. We're only two weeks into the college season, and I'm taking direct aim at the targeting rule. I can tell you right now that this is something I'm going to be complaining about again, and in the case of Saturday, again. Take 1: Missouri linebacker Andrew Wilson was called for targeting Toledo wide receiver Markus Golden at the start of the third quarter and ended up getting ejected from the game. I totally disagree. It's a bad rule. Let me rephrase that. The rule's not bad, it's the new penalty that's bad. Here's the definition of targeting from the NCAA Rule Book: "Targeting means that a player takes aim at the an opponent for purposes of attacking with an apparent intent that goes beyond making a legal tackle or a legal block or playing the ball." If targeting is called now, a player is ejected immediately. Wilson did not "take aim for the purposes of attacking" nor did he "go beyond making a legal tackle." I understand w...
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