Daniels will play in Saturday’s matchup against No. 8 Tennessee at Tiger Stadium.
“I’ve always felt like there is a difference between being injured and hurting,” Kelly said. “If you’re injured, our trainers are going to take care of you, they’re going to pull you out of the game. If you’re hurt, they will administer the necessary things and try to get you back in the game. He was hurt, but the pain level was pretty high.
“He wasn’t able to finish the game but he’s much better today and he’ll be ready to play on Saturday. That’s the nature of the quarterback, one that likes to get out and run a little bit. He’s gonna get hurt sometimes. He’s not injured and he’ll be ready to go this Saturday.”
This is huge news for the Tigers, as Daniels has been the focal point on offense. He has 900 yards passing and six touchdowns on the year with no interceptions, and he’s also the team’s leading rusher with 321 yards and three touchdowns on the ground.
Kelly has clarified that Daniels is in pain, which will be a situation to monitor. But he’s expected to get the start in Saturday’s matchup between ranked opponents.