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LSU expected to hire Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly as head coach

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The LSU Tigers had to make a big splash with their coaching hire. The belief was that the school was going to hire Jimbo Fisher.

He has a relationship with athletic director Scott Woodward. However, Fisher, who was believed to be the favorite for the job, wanted to remain at Texas A&M.

Former Notre Dame Fighting Irish head coach Brian Kelly speaks with a player before the start of the season
Brian Kelly speaks with a player before the start of the season (Photo by Notre Dame Fighting Irish Athletic Department)

This left the school scrambling to find their new leader. The school is expected to hire Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly as their new head coach on Tuesday.

The 60-year-old had been leading the Fighting Irish since the 2010 season. This season, he became Notre Dame’s all-time winningest coach when he passed Knute Rockne.

With the Fighting Irish, Kelly went 113-40. While he was winning on the field, he was one of the lowest-paid coaches in terms of salary at less than $3 million.

There is already speculation on social media from reporters that say his new deal with the Tigers is north of $100 million. This would be a massive pay increase for Kelly, who guided the team to four straight seasons, where the team had 10 or more wins.

He is taking over a program that went 6-6 this season. Former head coach Ed Orgeron coached his final game with the team on Saturday, which was a win over Fisher’s Aggies.

Kelly is 284-97-2 as a head coach. Besides coaching the Fighting Irish, he also was a head coach with the Cincinnati Bearcats, Central Michigan Chippewas, and the Grand Valley State Lakers.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 12 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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