You know, Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz might have a point about this ($$):
Constant tinkering of college football’s rules has contributed to the sport’s officiating inconsistencies and has the potential to erode confidence in the overall product, Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said.
In an exclusive interview with The Athletic, Ferentz believes officials are better trained and better equipped than ever before. However, the on-field arbiters are asked to review too many points of emphasis and judge too much of the action during the game, he said.
“We’ve made the game harder to interpret and officiate,” Ferentz said.
At least with regard to targeting, that’s what you get when the sport’s masters are more concerned about being sued than being consistent.