Brian Kelly Blames Injuries on Navy's Cut Blocks

By DJ Byrnes on November 4, 2013 at 11:45a
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Brian Kelly is a angry little man; this much is known. Usually, he's taking out anger with his own failures on a gang of teenagers and young adults, but not this time.

After nearly escaping defeat at home via the hands of an unranked service academies, Brian Kelly saw his already lengthy injury list grow — especially on the defensive side of the ball. Kelly has a theory as to what happened:

Q. Coach, I was curious, a lot of leg injuries the last two weeks; how much do you attribute that to the cut blocks?

COACH KELLY: I can attribute it to Kona Schwenke's injury. He got cut, and it caused that injury. I can contribute it to Ishaq Williams' ACL. He was cut, and it caused that injury. And Sheldon Day, his reinjury, all of them contributed specifically to those. You know, it's unfortunate. It's the style of offense that the academies play. It is what it is.

Cut blocking within five yards of the line of scrimmage is legal in the NCAA.

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