Video: Stephon Tuitt ejected from Pitt game on questionable targeting call

Star Notre Dame defensive end Stephon Tuitt is the latest hard-hitter subjected to the whims of the controversial new targeting rules. The 6-foot-6, 312-pound defender flew towards the Fighting Irish sidelines to bring down Pitt quarterback Tom Savage.

At first, it doesn’t look like the hit is anything more than a very violent collision. Tuitt turns his head towards the left as he barrels into Savage.

However, the ref nearby immediately dropped his flag with a targeting call. Tuitt, one of the best defensive linemen in the entire nation, was ejected, much to the displeasure of an irate Brian Kelly.

Take a look at the clips below. Do you think Tuitt should have been sent to the locker room for this hit?

  • mike

    The NCAA should put a flag on the QB’s, then they can feel free to run all they want. This is the second time in 2 weeks that ND has been penalized for tackling. Last week they wanted to eject Farley for pushing Navy’s QB out of bounds- while he was still in bounds. They did not eject him, but Navy got a 1st down out of it. I shut this game off after this play. I don’t care who wins. One less collage football fan.

    • doug

      This is an udder disgrace to football!!!!! It cost him a game and Notre Dame a reasonable Bowl thanks ACC replay official your fired