Sophomore safety Rahim Moore, who leads the country with five interceptions, said he was playing it safe on Saturday after suffering a minor concussion.
“I would rather sit out two quarters than sit out two years,” Moore said. “I played it safe, stayed on the sidelines, cheered my team on.”
The concussion might not have even happened had it not been for the sun.
“Before that play, the sun was all in my eyes,” Moore said. “One eye was closed, but I knew they were about to run four verts, it’s why I was deep. I knew the play was coming, but when I saw the guy lift his hand up, I couldn’t even see the ball. I thought I’d be on the safe side and hit him. I knew I was late, but I didn’t know. Next time, that ball’s going to be mine. … If I see it.”
On his current condition:
“I actually feel the same as if it never happened. When it happened, I kinda blacked out a little bit. Once I went back to the sideline, everything came back fine. I was in class today, more focused than I’ve ever been.”