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Stoops: "Nothing malicious" about Kash Daniel’s hit

The win was a lot of fun for the Cats, but one negative play will have a lingering effect next week. Kash Daniel will have to sit out the first half at Texas A&M as part of the punishment attached to his targeting penalty in the third quarter.

Coach Stoops addressed the penalty in his postgame press conference, telling reporters, “Kash, he’s bummed out with himself. And, again, that’s what I told the team. I felt like we always, early in the week, we talk about whatever the situation’s going to be. Another big game at home and all that. And at times we could handle this situation better than we did tonight. We didn’t handle it quite as good as we did a week ago, in my opinion. So the guy’s got to reign it back in a little bit. There was nothing malicious about that. He didn’t mean to target somebody, it was very, very close, from what I could tell, and so it’s disappointing. But again, teaching moment for us about peel back blocks and all that stuff.”

Daniel was not available for interviews after the game. We can only imagine what he would’ve said. We’ll also have to imagine what he said to Josh Allen as he was ejected because Allen wouldn’t spill the beans.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

14 Comments for Stoops: "Nothing malicious" about Kash Daniel’s hit



  1. GM1978
    12:39 am September 30, 2018 Permalink

    I don’t like a lot of the new rules because it handcuffs defensive players, but it’s the rules

    Should’ve been smarter after such a big turnover

    That being said, I love Kash Daniel as a MLB



  2. BBN in Alaska
    1:05 am September 30, 2018 Permalink

    We love you, Kash!



  3. notFromhere
    1:16 am September 30, 2018 Permalink

    That was not a penalty. Complete bullshnit



    • mashburnfan1
      2:10 am September 30, 2018 Permalink

      You are an idiot. Was a penalty for sure. By rule that guy was a defenseless player and you can’t hit them like that. For sure a late hit and unnecessary roughness. The target could go either way, he did hit him high up and one angle showed helmet may have hit defenders helmet but was not clear. Either way the hit was high and frankly not needed. Kash has to be smarter, West was already out of bounds by maybe 2 steps. Did not hurt us tonight but will next week. Team overall better clean up the mistakes, we left 10-21 points out there that we should have had. 1st and goal at 1 and penalties shove us back. 1st and 10 at their 20 after a gift and next thing we are at the 50. We had zero offensive fire after the 1st drive of 2nd half {a missed fg}. Thank goodness USC screwed up the throw and catch when we left Edwards open deep in first half. Also thankfully he dropped another bomb late. We got some breaks, finally, but normally us making these mistakes cost us the game. Now we are good enough to overcome them vs this type of team. A&M is beatable if we play without mistakes but at some point if we don’t throw down field we will lose to the better teams. USC just stacked the box and shut us totally down the last 1.5 quarters, others will follow as we have no deep passing to worry about{seldom even try it}. I know there was a pick on a deep throw but that was nothing more than punting, I think they wanted it picked as there was double coverage. Gran and his 2 yard passes on 3rd and 10 or 20 are horrible, the rules give us an added chance if we just throw it down field. Also that stupid wr screen is going to be a pick 6, this is not the AA Conf. Team is capable of so much I just hate to see mistakes cost us something big, FOCUS.



    • Blue Bill
      3:32 pm September 30, 2018 Permalink

      Man, I wish you were our coach, we might be an undefeated, ranked team. Oh, wait, we are undefeated and 13th in the nation. I think you’re Combat Medics boyfriend.



    • satcheluk
      10:30 pm September 30, 2018 Permalink

      Indeed!



    • Matt10
      2:47 am September 30, 2018 Permalink

      Great comment mashburn except for needlessly calling someone an idiot. Classless.



    • J. Did
      7:20 am September 30, 2018 Permalink

      Kash & Mash: Unnecessary.

    • Mash, the first sentence was uncalled for. However, much of what you said is spot on. We have to clean up the penalties, and I hope the injuries aren’t serious. I was afraid of this when we lost 3 terrific players in the offseason. We might have great depth compared to previous years, but we still don’t have UGA’s or Bama’s depth.

    • And those screens thrown toward the sideline just didn’t work. The one to Bowden did last week, but not this time.



  4. CellarDoorx06
    5:55 am September 30, 2018 Permalink

    This Call was ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS…Next Week AT A&M?? We need EVERYONE “Healthy” and IN THE GAME…This coming Game against A&M I suspect will be Our absolute toughest challenge yet. It will definitely hurt not having Kash for the first 30 minutes….



    • 4everUKblue
      7:45 am September 30, 2018 Permalink

      Read the rule, like mashfan said it was high and late, definitely a penalty.

  5. So basically they’re saying if the guy can’t see you then you can’t block him and you have to let him make the tackle. *facepalm*

    Look, maybe the play was over and maybe the hit was late, but this “defenseless player” thing is crap, because the rule as quoted by the announcers means you can’t even hit a player during a live ball if he doesn’t see you.



  6. playmorezeppelin
    9:36 am September 30, 2018 Permalink

    You guys forget we don’t play real football anymore. Can’t lay too good of a hit on someone. If it looks like it hurt someone you’re not gonna get away with it. Gotta be gentle out there boys.