Less than two days after Louisiana State University (LSU) lost what appeared to be their top coaching candidate, the Tigers have made a shocking and impressive splash hire, stealing Brian Kelly away from Notre Dame.
The news was first reported by Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports on Monday evening, with multiple outlets confirming the report.
LSU officially announced the hire Tuesday morning, confirming that Kelly’s contract is worth $95 million over 10 years.
“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.”…