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LSU officially hires Brian Kelly as head football coach

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The LSU Tigers spent the bank to bring in one of the best college football coaches. The school has officially hired Brian Kelly to lead their football program.

The 60-year-old has received a 10-year contract to lead the Tigers. He replaces Ed Orgeron, who entered into a separation agreement with the school in October.

Former Notre Dame Fighting Irish head coach Brian Kelly is interviewed after the game against the Virginia Tech Hokies
Brian Kelly is interviewed after the game against the Virginia Tech Hokies (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

Orgeron’s tenure officially came to an end this past Saturday night against the Texas A&M Aggies.

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“Brian Kelly is the epitome of a winner,” Woodward said. “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.

“Most importantly, Coach Kelly’s players and programs exemplify excellence in all aspects of the student-athlete experience – in competition, in the classroom, and throughout the community – and he shares our values and vision for elevating our university and our state. We’re thrilled to welcome him and his family to Baton Rouge, and we are excited to work with him as we add to the championship legacy of LSU Football.”

As the Notre Dame Fighting Irish’s head coach, he went 113-40 in 12 seasons at the school.

While he had success on the field, Kelly was making less than $3 million at one of the most historic programs. Now, Kelly is going to receive nearly $10 million a season.

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He is guaranteed to make $9.5 million with incentives. Kelly has gone 284-97-2 as a head coach.

“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 said. “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.”

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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 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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