The Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team has been really good under head coach Brian Kelly. He is the winningest coach in Notre Dame history with a record of 113-40 since he became the guy in 2010. It has been a really nice run for him as their coach that includes a trip to the 2013 National Championship and two appearances in the College Football Playoff.
They even have a chance to make it this year but they need some help from the teams ahead of them. It was a year that saw them start off rough but a one-loss season is now behind them as they wait to see what happens with the committee and during championship weekend.
With all of this in mind, he is going to be the new coach at LSU. Ed Orgeron has announced that he is going to be done as LSU coach after this year and will not be the coach during their bowl game later this season. It is the end of an era for both programs.
LSU is going to be a great opportunity for Kelly. They always manage to have great recruiting classes which helps and he should do a good job with that going forward as well. They haven’t been great over the last two years but they are a proud school that has had a lot of success.
Brian Kelly is leaving the Notre Dame Fighting Irish to be the next head coach at LSU.
Three years ago, before the mediocre times, Joe Burrow had one of the greatest single seasons in college football history en route to a Heisman Trophy and a National Championship for the Tigers. They are looking to get back to that level of success and they believe that Kelly has a chance to be the guy.
As for Notre Dame, they are looking for a head coach now that can be as successful as Kelly. It might be hard but Notre Dame is a strong enough brand to bring in good talent year after year. This certainly isn’t good news for the Irish but it is clearly an opportunity that Kelly deserves after all these years.
Hopefully, before the season is over, the Irish are able to sneak into the College Football Playoff for the third time under Kelly and have a chance at winning the title. The teams ahead of them might be better but you just never know once you get in. It will certainly be interesting to see how things shake out for this team over the rest of the year.