College Football

Orgeron hopes targeting rule changes

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) LSU coach Ed Orgeron hopes coaches will band together and demand changes to NCAA football's targeting rule and how it is enforced.

Orgeron's suggestion comes just days after a target foul called last weekend LSU linebacker Devin White, a penalty which triggered White's suspension for the first half of the fourth-ranked Tigers' next game against No. 1 Alabama on Nov. 3.

Orgeron said he favors rules designed to protect players' heads, however, he said the current rule was enforced in a "very unfair" way against White after linebacker leveled Mississippi State quarterback Nick Fitzgerald in the fourth quarter of LSU's 19-3 victory Saturday night.

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