The Jackson (Ohio) High School football page (above) has coverage of 6-foot-1, 190-pound Massilon quarterback/safety "signing" with Dartmouth. Jackson football coach Tim Budd quoted in the story:
Jake represents everything right about Jackson High School, the community, and our football program. His work ethic, discipline, and competitive nature will carry him to many future achievements both in football and in the classroom. We all look forward to watching him excel at Dartmouth and beyond."Check out the story HERE.
•FootballScoop covers NCAA meetings that recommended a strengthening of the targeting rules. From the Scoop:
“The targeting rule is serving the game well, and has enhanced player safety,” said committee chair and South Dakota head coach Bob Nielson. “Because this is such a severe penalty, we are instructing replay officials to review plays to ensure that the required elements of targeting exist. We are also adding the ability for the replay official to stop the game when a potential targeting foul is not detected on the field.”
This being the NCAA, nothing is ever final. The rules committee’s proposals will now be forwarded for membership comment, and then move before the Playing Rules Oversight Panel on March 8. If and when approved, the new rules will go into effect for this season.Green Alert Take: OK, this is just me talking but with the Ivy League eager to be on the front lines of the fight against concussions and with video streaming technology around the conference now in place . . .
Is it time for the Ivy League to pull out the stops and expedite plans for instant replay so as to allow officials the chance to make on-site decisions regarding targeting? If you haven't been around you may not know that there are already replays at Ivy basketball and hockey games. Granted, no one at a game likes having it delayed by officials "going under the hood," but when it's player safety that's at stake it's a different matter.