Brian Kelly and LSU are trying to bounce back from the Tennessee loss, and one way to do that is to hold a players-only meeting. That’s what the Tigers did this week, and it came after Jayden Daniels and the wide receivers did last week, another players-only meeting.

“You can have a lot of emotions after a loss like we had,” Kelly said. “The most important emotion is that they care. This team cares. … These guys want to do the things necessary to win. … They want to know what they can do to be better and work towards our process of being excellent. Average isn’t good enough. I applaud them. I think it’s outstanding they have the right emotions. It’s not one where they’re pointing fingers.”

Will Campbell missed LSU’s game with Tennessee because of status severe dehydration, which led to a hospitalization. On Wednesday, Kelly shared on the SEC coaches media teleconference the latest update.

“Will was released from the hospital,” Kelly said. “He has cleared all of the testing necessary for him to practice. He practiced yesterday. He’ll practice again today and we expect him to be ready to play on Saturday.”

Kelly also reflected on his starting quarterback’s development, and how he won the job coming out of fall camp.

“It was definitely a step in the right direction. What he did to separate himself was experience playing the position and took care of the football,” Kelly said. “… It just felt like with his experience and his percentage of completions throughout camp, we felt we had the best chance to win with him. … He needs to continue to step forward. This is a big game for him as well.”