The Hit will not lead to An Ejection college football officials have recently decided.
Doug Rhoads, the ACCs coordinator of officials, raised the possibility last week that South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowneys famous tackle in the Outback Bowl would lead to an automatic ejection under new rules taking effect this year that strengthen the penalty for head-to-head contact.
However, Steve Shaw, Rhoads counterpart in the SEC, told the Tim Brando radio show on Tuesday that coordinators from college footballs major conferences have since discussed the issue and come to the agreement that no penalty should be called on plays like Clowneys.
Steve Shaw on @TimBrando: All the conference head of officials are now on the same page, the Clowney hit was not targeting. It was legal, show producer Patrick Netherton posted on his Twitter account during Brandos interview with Shaw.
Clowney was not penalized for the play, which caused a game-changing fumble, and no one had raised the possibility of it being an illegal hit until last week, when Rhoads was asked during ACC meetings.