Brian Kelly is leaving Notre Dame. Tuesday morning Announcement by the LSU Tigers Kelly was hired as their head coach. ESPN claims that ESPN says ESPN is the best.Kelly, who has spent the past 12 seasons at Notre Dame signed a 10-year contract worth $95 million. Kelly will replace Ed Orgeron, who was informed earlier in the season that he would be leaving.
“I could not be more excited to join a program with the commitment to excellence, rich traditions, and unrivaled pride and passion of LSU Football,”Kelly made the remarks in a statement that was released by the school. “I am fully committed to recruiting, developing, and graduating elite student-athletes, winning championships, and working together with our administration to make Louisiana proud. Our potential is unlimited, and I cannot wait to call Baton Rouge home.”
It is not surprising that Kelly has had a lot at Norte Dame.Pete Sampson The AthleticKelly sent a message to the Notre Dame players. “I am flying back to South Bend tonight to be able to meet with you in the morning but the news broke late today and I am sorry you found out through social media or news reports,”Kelly wrote the message.
Kelly, 60, was appointed head coach at Notre Dame in 2010. He had previously been the Cincinnati Bearcats’ head coach for four seasons. Kelly was the school’s winningest coach, having won 113 games in his 12 seasons. Kelly led the team to the 2012 BCS National Title game, as well as appearances in the College Football Playoff in 2018 and 2020. Kelly led the Fighting Irish to an 11-1 record this year with Cincinnati as their only loss. The Fighting Irish currently rank No. 6, in the AP, and Coaches polls.
Kelly will be taking over an LSU football team that won national titles with its three previous coaches (Orgeron Les Miles and Nick Saban). “Brian Kelly is the epitome of a winner,”Scott Woodward, LSU Director for Athletics, stated. “He has built and sustained success at every program he’s led, from multiple undefeated regular seasons and National Coach of the Year honors to national titles and College Football Playoff berths. His credentials and consistency speak for themselves.”