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Northwestern Coach Pat Fitzgerald Reiterates Desire For Red/Yellow Card System On Targeting Penalties

Like soccer.

Northwestern football coach Pat Fitzgerald, like many of his peers, does not entirely approve of the new targeting rules for defenders established this season. Fitzgerald thinks that college football should adopt soccer's method of dealing with excessive/violent fouling - a card system. Yellow cards would bring about a warning, while red cards would lead to an ejection. His method would essentially provide most defenders with one "free pass" before being thrown out of a game - right now there is no such luxury. Per @11W's Kyle Rowland:

Fitzgerald actually suggested his method before the season even started, and it's clear he still thinks it'd be the best way to handle the growing issue. Is his suggestion too lenient, or could he be on to something here?