And just like that, the Brian Kelly at LSU hype has disappeared quicker than a pot of gumbo at Coach Orgeron’s house.
LSU fans were doing backflips and smiling from ear to ear when they heard that Brian Kelly was leaving Notre Dame to take over the football head coaching job at LSU.
How could they not?
Kelly is a known winner who turned around a Notre Dame program that was at rock bottom compared to the school’s historic success at football, and has taken them to a couple of College Football Playoffs, and even a National Championship game.
Of course, there were concerns of how Kelly would adapt to the deep southern Cajun culture in Baton Rouge, considering the guy has a reputation for being a stoic asshole at times.
However, he may have lost a few fans after Sunday night’s brutal 24-23 loss to the Florida State Seminoles, a game where they had multiple chances to take control, but continuously shot themselves in the foot.
After the game, his top wide receivers Kayshon Boutte and Malik Nabers wiped their Instagram accounts clean and took away any connection with LSU on social media at all, and things are already looking bleak after week one.
And to make matters worse, he got absolutely flamed by a member of the media during a press conference yesterday.
A group of media members straggled into the conference late, and Kelly called them out, saying:
“We’ll open it up to this late arriving media crowd that must’ve enjoyed the weekend. That’s usually $10 that we put in the kitty… we’ll have a big bash at the end of the year at my place.”
It was a poor attempt by Kelly to be funny, and the media member had the ultimate comeback:
“Maybe if you’ll win, I’ll be on time.”
Brian Kelly: Jokingly threatens to fine media members $10 for showing up late to pressers.