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Old Thu Apr 01, 2010, 09:31am
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Originally Posted by BadNewsRef View Post
Marginal in the context I have heard it (always in camp coming from the mouths of conference supervisors and/or D1 officials) is "contact not worthy of a foul call".

So it's not exactly a technical term, just the "in" term in some regions to assess whether or not a foul should have been called.
I think it's like "on the floor." In context, it generally means "incidental" and the thought process is correct. However, it gives the impression that the foul is determined by the severity of the contact.
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