Brian Kelly makes it very clear why he left Notre Dame for the LSU job.
In addition to banking, Brian Kelly left Notre Dame for the LSU concert for only one reason: To win championships.
The aftershock is still being felt from Lincoln Riley, who rejected Oklahoma to USC. A day later, Kelly left a fantastic job in Notre Dame for another at LSU. Kelly has won wherever he has been, but a national title had eluded him in Notre Dame. In order for him to have a chance to play for one, the Irish could not lose a match. Now in the SEC, there is a little more leeway than in South Bend.
Notre Dame sporting director Jack Swarbrick said at a news conference Tuesday that Kelly told him and the team that this departure to LSU was about taking a new opportunity.
That opportunity is a better chance of winning a national championship.
Why did Brian Kelly leave Notre Dame for LSU? Chance to win a national title
“I could not be more excited to participate in a program with a commitment to expertise, rich traditions and unsurpassed pride and passion for LSU Football,” Kelly said in a statement.
“I am fully committed to recruiting, developing and graduating elite student-athletes, winning championships and working with our administration to make Louisiana proud. Our potential is limitless and I can not wait to call Baton Rouge home.”
Kelly led Notre Dame to the 2103 BCS National Championship Game and a spot in the College Football Playoff in 2018. Notre Dame may also reach the playoffs this year, but it’s clear that Kelly’s decision to leave Notre Dame for LSU is due to him not believing , He can win a national title at Notre Dame, but can at LSU, where the last three Tigers coaches won rings.
Although SEC West is the toughest division in college, there may not be a better recruitment base per capita. per capita than in Louisiana. At Notre Dame, Kelly had to overcome a host of restrictive recruitment challenges to build a consistent winner due to the academic requirements.
Additionally, it will be easier to persuade recruits to get to a place like Baton Rouge than South Bend, Indiana. LSU sells itself. Kelly should make the LSU program hum in no time, especially if he brings some of the commitments he had at Notre Dame to the classes in 2022 and 2023, which became number four and number two, nationally, per. 247Sports.
In addition, five-star quarterback Walker Howard is reportedly stuck with his decision to play for LSU following the hiring of Kelly.
Although coaching in the SEC West is irreconcilable, the road to a national championship is much clearer in Baton Rouge than it is in South Bend.
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