The only problem of course is when they are not applied properly and the misinterpretation of them affects the outcome of the game like it did Saturday in the Notre Dame/Pitt game.
|From Bleacher Report|
With all the attention concussions and injuries are getting these days it is only natural that the NCAA want to follow suit with the NFL and do something to prevent head injuries. They can't exactly fine the players since the don't make any money so they take away what matters most--playing time.
However, unlike the NFL when they do so they directly affect the outcome of the game. If the penalty was being called appropriately that would be fine, but too often it isn't. That's why the NCAA has already allowed the play in question to be reviewed and ejections overruled. Of course the problem than is that the 15-yard penalty is still marked off, but for something that the review says didn't happen.
It's a good idea, but the application of it is horrible.
[I have no idea if this play was called, but it clearly should have been.]