LSU football has landed its own head coach.
LSU is set to hire Brian Kelly away from Notre Dame as part of the latest move set to shake up the college football landscape, Yahoo Sports reported Monday. Kelly would replace an outgoing Ed Orgeron, who agreed to step down at the end of the 2021 season.
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Kelly, 60, coached in Central Michigan and Cincinnati before leaving the Bearcats for the Notre Dame opener. Kelly replaced Charlie Weis before the start of the 2010 season and helped restore prominence to Notre Dame.
In 2012, Notre Dame reached the BCS Championship to lose to Alabama 42-14. Kelly and Notre Dame would reach the college football playoffs twice, but failed to win in either appearance.
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Notre Dame has also been hit by NCAA penalties. In 2014, the school discovered that an athletic trainer was offering ineligible benefits. The school reported the violation itself, and the NCAA determined that the school must cancel the 2012 and 2013 wins.
Kelly led the school to nine bowl games during his tenure, only missing during the 2016 season after going 4-8. The team is 11-1 in 2021 with a major bowl game pending.
If the deal is finalized, Kelly will take over a besieged LSU football team.
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The Tigers won a national championship in 2019, but have fallen in the past two seasons, with possible penalties over accusations that senior football and athletics officials ignored rape charges against them. the players who were part of the team.