LSU was down 42-28 when quarterback Jayden Daniels took one of many greatest hits of this faculty soccer season.
Daniels was hit late by Alabama linebacker Dallas Turner, whose helmet struck just below Daniels’ chinstrap. Turner was penalized for roughing the passer, however there is a sturdy case to be made that he ought to have been hit with a focusing on penalty and ejected from the sport.
That is actually what LSU head coach Brian Kelly thought. A lot in order that he despatched movie of the hit to be reviewed.
“I need to defend the quarterback and positively there was a penalty on the play,” Kelly said on Monday (h/t On3). “You already know, focusing on is checked out by the replay officers. They’d loads of time, I believe we even went to a timeout there as effectively. So there was loads of time to have a look at it. They will need to have felt that there wasn’t focusing on.
“We despatched it into the league workplace, as a result of we felt prefer it checked all of the bins, however once more, you understand, we need to defend the quarterback right here, clearly.”
So far as Daniels is worried, he left the sport after that hit and did not return.
Per Kelly, the star quarterback is now day-to-day.
“He’s going by the damage protocol. And he’s made enhancements. However this can be a course of that we’ll simply should, you understand, see the way it performs out from each day, however I can let you know that he’s made some progress.”
Regardless of the loss and the truth that he could not end the sport, Daniels was spectacular in opposition to Alabama.
He accomplished 15-of-24 passes for 219 yards and two touchdowns with one interception. He was additionally a terror together with his legs, speeding 11 occasions for 163 yards and a landing.
At 6-3 and with video games in opposition to Florida and Texas A&M remaining (with Georgia State sandwiched within the center), Kelly and LSU will definitely be hoping for day-to-day to show into “possible” sooner slightly than later for Daniels.