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TCU News: Big 12 explains overturned targeting call

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Still miffed by targeting reversal on TCU’s Turpin? Big 12’s head of officials explains | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Turpin wasn’t deemed “defenseless,” which means he can’t be targeted, apparently. If determining defenselessness is more important than the helmet to helmet contact, there are dozens of targeting calls that should have been overturned in the past season and a half that weren’t.

And - I don’t know how being wrapped up and en route to the ground doesn’t make you defenseless.

Targeting on a defenseless player is called when a defender makes any contact above the shoulders with an act that includes an “indicator of targeting.” Indicators are things such as launches; a crouch followed by an upward and forward thrust; and leading with helmet, shoulder, forearm, first, hand or elbow to attack with forcible contact at the head or neck area.

TCU’s Gary Patterson mum on QB Shawn Robinson’s status | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Patterson won’t be talking about his QB’s injury any time soon, but there’s not much to report yet anyway.

“He hasn’t even done an MRI or anything just yet,” Patterson said. “So no [update].”

Men’s Golf

TCU starts Nike Collegiate Invitational tied for ninth place | TCU 360

The Frogs struggled on the front nine, but strong play on the back nine helped pull them back into contention.

TCU’s top four golfers struggled collectively as they shot seven-over on the back nine but were able to bounce back and shot one-over on the front. Stefano Mazzoli’s stretch of three birdies over four holes and Triston Fisher’s three birdies of five holes were able to help lower their team score in the end.