LSU Football introduces Brian Kelly as its new coach

BATON ROUGE-- LSU Football held a press conference at Tiger Stadium to formally introduce Brian Kelly as the team’s new head coach on Wednesday.

The team announced Tuesday that Kelly would receive a 10-year, $95 million contract plus incentives to coach the Tigers.

Kelly will be the program's 34th coach.

The winningest coach in Notre Dame Football’s history has spent the last 12 years coaching the Irish.

Notre Dame’s Director of Athletics, Jack Swarbrick, said Tuesday that Kelly will not coach the Irish during the postseason. An interim head coach has not been named but the university has begun the search for Kelly’s replacement.

Swarbrick said Tuesday that Kelly resigned on Monday night. Kelly spoke to Notre Dame Football players about his departure during a 7 a.m. meeting on Tuesday. Kelly’s speech lasted about two minutes.  

“Leaving is never easy,” Kelly said Wednesday, adding that he was “fortunate” to speak with players before traveling to Louisiana.  

Kelly arrived in Baton Rouge on Tuesday with his family. He was greeted at the airport by LSU fans.


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