A few absolutely crazy days in college football reportedly continued on Monday, as Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly is set to leave school and take over as LSU head coach.
According to Yahoo’s Pete Thamel, Kelly has decided to leave the Fighting Irish and will head to the SEC with the goal of rebuilding the LSU program:
Kelly, who has coached the Fighting Irish since the 2010 season, led the team to an 11-1 record during the regular season. The Irish could still potentially sneak into the college football qualifiers while awaiting the results of Saturday’s conference title matches.
He passed legendary coach Knute Rockne as the most successful coach in Notre Dame history, compiling a 92-39 record in 12 seasons with the Irish.
Previously, Kelly had coached at Central Michigan and Cincinnati before joining Notre Dame.
The Tigers had announced earlier this season that they would part ways with Ed Orgeron, who won the national championship in school during the 2019 season.
This shocking decision is just the latest domino to fall over the course of a few crazy days in the college football world. On Sunday, it was revealed that Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley would be dropping out of school to take over as head coach at the University of Southern California, leaving the Sooners scrambling for a new one. leader as they prepare to move to the SEC.
What is unclear now is what will happen at Notre Dame as they seemingly look to replace Kelly. Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer has been named coach of the Irish several times over the years.
Cincinnati head coach Luke Fickell, who led his unbeaten Bearcats to the brink of qualifying for the college football playoffs, could also be in the mix, as could Iowa State head coach. Matt Campbell, who was also linked to the USC post before Riley. took over the program.