Brian Kelly Oct 15, 2022; Gainesville, Florida, USA; LSU Tigers head coach Brian Kelly reacts against the Florida Gators during the second half at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

During last week’s game against the Alabama Crimson Tide, LSU Tigers quarterback Jayden Daniels was knocked out of the game on a hit from Alabama’s Dallas Turner that was not deemed targeting. But this week, Florida Gators defender Andre Sam was ejected for targeting on a hit on LSU’s Montrell Johnson Jr. But LSU coach Brian Kelly seems to think the hit from Turner last week was worse.

During his postgame press conference on Saturday, Brian Kelly compared the two hits. Kelly said that the hit from Dallas Turner on Jayden Daniels was “trying to take him out” while the hit from Sam this week was just “a football play.”

“That guy last week that hit Jayden Daniels was trying to take him out,” Kelly said. “[Andre Sam] was just making a football play.”

Kelly seems to think that Turner should have been ejected for the hit on Daniels last week, which knocked the quarterback out of the game, but he didn’t get much clarification from the SEC.

“It’s hard for me really to comment, because when it’s explained, there’s an explanation to, ‘Yes, he was hit in the head and neck area, which is a criteria, but these things happened so it’s not.’ … ‘This was a horse-collar, but this didn’t happen, so it’s not,’” Kelly said.

“In those instances, I’m left to say it’s open to interpretation in those instances whether those are fouls or not, and we just have to move on.”

It’s clear that Kelly still is not happy with the hit on his quarterback.