Brian Kelly 'not giving Ali Gaye a pass' on targeting penalty
Things didn’t go the way LSU wanted them on Saturday as the Tigers fell 24-23 to the Florida State Seminoles in New Orleans.
Among those was the targeting penalty called on defensive end Ali Gaye after he put a vicious hit on Florida State quarterback Jordan Travis. This was about textbook of a definition of targeting in existence, and as is standard, Gaye was ejected from the game and will miss the first half of the team’s upcoming game against Southern.
And head coach Brian Kelly isn’t letting it go, either. “I’m not giving Ali Gaye a pass,” Kelly said duri9ng his weekly press conference.
Brian Kelly says the hit Ali Gaye put on Jordan Travis was the definition of targeting.
“I’m not giving Ali Gaye a pass.”
Says Gaye is regretful.
— Julie Boudwin (@Julie_Boudwin) September 6, 2022
Here’s another look at the hit:
LSU’s Ali Gaye was ejected for targeting Jordan Travis on this play
— PFF College (@PFF_College) September 5, 2022
LSU is set to face Southern on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. CT in Tiger Stadium.