Brian Kelly wasted no time trying to find his new fan base in Baton Rouge. Emphasis on try.
Kelly, the most winning coach in Notre Dame history, left South Bend for LSU earlier this week in a move that sent shockwaves across college football. He’s a winner, but also an outsider. He is from Everett, Mass., a suburb of Boston.
Kelly’s predecessor, Ed Orgeron, was about Louisiana as quintessentially there, both in voice and demeanor, as he hails from the heart of Cajun country. So in order to appear more at home at LSU, Kelly tried his hand at speaking with a Southern accent – or what he thought a Southern accent was like – while speaking to a crowd at a basketball game. of the Tigers on Wednesday.
Twitter immediately caught Kelly’s newfound breeze and quickly put him to its work.
I decided to go super investigate. This is Brian Kelly saying “family” two days ago at Notre Dame… and Brian Kelly saying “family” today at LSU. Some of my best work. pic.twitter.com/JTzuIA2s2n
– Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) December 3, 2021
This is not the first time Kelly has made false headlines about the reasons for things he has said.
Earlier this year, he tried to pay tribute to the late John McKay and make a joke about the “execution”“on national television, only to have it fall extremely flat. Kelly drew criticism for him comment and lack of accountability in the 2010 death of Notre Dame student cinematographer Declan Sullivan.
Winning games could alleviate any ridicule plaguing Kelly in the weeks and months to come. At a annual salary of $9.5 million for the next 10 years, fans and fans all hope victory will come quickly.