Former Auburn Tigers defensive lineman Elijah Daniel was dismissed from the team during the spring following charges of burglary and theft of property, and it appears he has found his next destination already.
According to a tweet from a junior college football news site, @JuCoFootballAce, Daniel is headed to an FCS program in Youngstown State, where he will play for former Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini.
— JuCo Football Forer (@JuCoFootballACE) July 12, 2015
Since Youngstown State is an FCS program, Daniel will be immediately eligible to play rather than have to sit out a year, as usual NCAA transfer rules state. He has good size for his position at 6-foot-2, 263 pounds, and had 24 tackles with 3.5 sacks in two years at Auburn.
Daniel got himself a second chance quickly, so hopefully he can help Pelini get back on the winning track. Pelini went 67-27 in seven seasons at Nebraska, but won no conference titles and had a bowl record of 3-3. He was fired at the end of last season and did not coach the team in the Holiday Bowl, which Nebraska lost to USC.
Youngstown State opens the 2015 season on the road against Pittsburgh on September 5.
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