Big 12 Football Media Days 2019: Recapping Day 2 storylines

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Big 12 football is holding its annual media days on July 15-16. What took place on day two of Big 12 Media Days that made headlines?

Day two of Big 12 Football media days continue on Tuesday. After a Monday session that did not produce a lot of news maybe day two will generate more story lines. Before the coaches press conference the media will be addressed by Greg Burks, coordinator of officials, followed by Kevin Weiberg of CFB 150 and Matthew Sign of the National Football Foundation.

The coaches speaking and teams being showcased following speakers will be Iowa State‘s Matt Campbell, West Virginia coach Neal Brown, Baylor‘s Matt Rhule, Kansas State‘s Chris Klieman and finally Texas coach Tom Herman.

Greg Burks, Coordinator of Officials

The targeting rule was a topic of discussion regarding the rule changes. All targeting rules will be reviewed and all elements must be present for the call to be confirmed and player ejected. One of the biggest changes to the rule is the verbiage ‘attacking’ — the attacking element must be present for targeting call to stand.

If a player gets three targeting penalties in a season he will be ejected for rest of that game and a full game following.

Burks also notes the rule change to overtime and the two point conversions being after fifth overtime. This was no doubt due to the LSU vs. Texas A&M game that lasted seven overtimes. Other rules changes for 2019 are blind-side blocks are now illegal and the replay official will be assigned along with officiating crew.

The coordinator of officials was also asked about the horn down hand sign and basically he said it depends. If your do it to stands while on sideline it probably wouldn’t be called a penalty however if a player was to do it towards the opponent it would be called taunting penalty.