WATCH: Mack Wilson explains how targeting rule affects his play, offers opinion on Devin White hit
An SEC player who could relate to the hit that LSU LB Devin White made on Mississippi State QB Nick Fitzgerald offered his perspective on the play, and how he thinks about the rule against targeting while on the field.
Alabama LB Mack Wilson spoke with reporters this week and explained his recent tweet that outlined how his hit on Tennessee QB Jarrett Guarantano was not targeting.
“I just think, play fast, you think about that, you don’t play at your full potential,” Wilson said of playing with the targeting rule in mind. “You don’t deliver the blow that you need to. Just make sure your head’s up, and don’t hit the head basically.”
Asked about White’s hit specifically, which led to an ejection and a suspension for the first half of next week’s Alabama-LSU game, Wilson said he didn’t think it was targeting.
“Looked like he pushed him, but the officials, they’re going to call what they call,” he said.
Asked about the significance of White’s absence, Wilson said it would be substantial because he’s pretty sure White is the defensive signal caller like Wilson is for Alabama.
“They may have someone behind him who can fill his shoes, but that definitely can hurt a defense,” he said.
Wilson remembers the LSU two years ago having a great atmosphere, as it was loud and he recalled the ground shaking.
— Mack Wilson (@5mackwilson1) October 23, 2018