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?