Brian Kelly addresses status of LSU RB John Emery ahead of season opener

Brian Kelly has been very complimentary of working again John Emery Jr. throughout coaching camp. However that doesn’t imply that Emery has earned a task within the season opener in opposition to Florida State.

Emery missed the 2021 season when he was declared academically ineligible. Kelly mentioned Saturday that Emery has labored his method again into good standing with the soccer crew, however stopped brief of confirming the working again as obtainable in the beginning of the season.

“He’s in good standing in soccer,” Kelly mentioned, per the Every day Advertiser. “So every part he’s achieved, he’s achieved a fantastic job with us.”

In 2020, Emery Jr. rushed for 378 yards and three touchdowns. He has been working with the second crew throughout camp and prone to again up Penn State switch Noah Cain and Armoni Goodwin. Cain rushed for 350 years and 4 touchdowns with the Nittany Lions final yr.

Kelly believes that every one the backs will get some probabilities this yr.

“Leonard Fournette just isn’t within the backfield,” Kelly mentioned. “We don’t have like that marquee man if you’ll, however all of them complement one another very properly. And I believe we’ll be very efficient at that place.”

LSU will play Florida State on Sept. 4 on the Mercedes Superdome in New Orleans.

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