Brian Kelly discusses first steps of plan to lead LSU to success

Brian Kelly has taken over an LSU program that underperformed the past 2 seasons. The Tigers went 15-0 and won the national championship in 2019, then went 5-5 last year and is 6-6 this season.

Kelly will try to lead LSU back to being a national title contender. And he knows what needs to happen before the Tigers can reach that level.

“You can’t start winning until you stop losing,” Kelly said on Friday while speaking at the Louisiana High School Coaches Association Convention, per Julie Boudwin of


According to Boudwin, Kelly also said that he’ll be evaluating the team as it prepares to play in the Texas Bowl as he’ll get to know the players and will be “putting together a support staff.”

Kelly came to LSU after spending the past 12 seasons as the head coach at Notre Dame. He’s had success at every stop of his head-coaching career, as he previously spent time at Cincinnati, Central Michigan a

nd Grand Valley State.

While Kelly prepares for the future, the Tigers will take on Kansas State in the Texas Bowl and aim to finish the 2021 season with a winning record. That game is set to take place on Jan. 4.

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  • He's just what LSU needed at this time. Coach O had lost control of the team, recently. Too many players opting-out, putting mid-season with injuries, and generally quitting on the team. Against TX A&M we only had 50+ scholarship players on the field. But our freshmen class shows promise, just hope Kelly can right the ship and save some of our current recruits...

  • If Kelly can change the culture that has taken hold in BR, the ME first attitude, he will accomplish the biggest task of all at LSU. Winning will follow. I think he's the perfect guy to do it. Can't really imagine a different coach pulling that off.

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