Pac-12 admits mistake in missed targeting call on UCLA LB
The Pac-12 on Monday admitted an error in a missed targeting call during Saturday’s UCLA-Hawaii game.
UCLA linebacker Kenny Young was injured after being leveled by Hawaii’s Metuisela Unga in the first quarter:
The Pac-12 said this was a hit to the shoulder pic.twitter.com/nAF9koOfea
— #BeatMemphis (@Blutman27UCLA) September 9, 2017
Unga was not called for a penalty on the play despite clearly targeting Young with the hit to the head.
Pac-12 VP of Officiating David Coleman later came on TV and said the hit was legal as he bumbled through his appearance:
— Nate Roth (@gdog009) September 10, 2017
UCLA coach Jim Mora spent part of his Monday meeting with the media voicing his displeasure with the missed calls. The conference responded by sending a press release in which they acknowledged their error in not only missing the call, but also in Coleman’s TV explanation of what happened.
— Thuc Nhi Nguyen (@thucnhi21) September 12, 2017
This won’t help UCLA nor the team’s injured players, but it could make Mora and the school feel a little better.