No doubt, you've seen the hit before -- South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney at the Outback Bowl, decleating Michigan running back Vincent Smith so violently that you couldn't help but wonder if Smith's head flew off with his helmet.
In case you haven't -- side note: where have you been? -- here's it is:
Now that hit up there? That warrants a targeting penalty, according to ACC officiating supervisor Doug Rhoads, who said as much at ACC media days on Monday. And starting this season, that targeting penalty would result in an ejection from the game.
Naturally, the assertion that Clowney's hit was ejection-worthy has college football fans up in arms -- and for good reason. Many feel as though ramping up the enforcement of such rules is just the latest contribution to the softening of tackle football.
And while I certainly appreciate the NCAA and NFL's efforts to promote player safety, keeping in mind the concerns over head injuries, I, too, have a hard time convincing mys...