Brian Kelly rumors: Texas A&M insider suggests LSU coach could pursue possible big-time job opening
Brian Kelly is not yet 2 full seasons removed from leaving Notre Dame for LSU. According to one college football insider, though, there is some chatter about Kelly potentially leaving for another job.
Texas A&M insider Billy Liucci, who broke the news of Jimbo Fisher’s firing, recently appeared on “Pregaming the SEC” with Jacob Hester and Chris Doering. While talking about possible landing spots for Fisher, Liucci brought up a potential move for Kelly.
“There’s a couple people in coaching that told me, ‘Hey, watch out for Brian Kelly. He’s not a perfect fit there in Baton Rouge. He might be pursuing that Michigan job if it comes open,’” Liucci told the show.
Liucci added that he thinks LSU AD Scott Woodward would keep Kelly from leaving for another job. Woodward was formerly at Texas A&M, hiring Fisher away from Florida State.
Harbaugh has been the head coach at Michigan, his alma mater, since the 2015 season. There has been speculation that he may seek a return to the NFL after this season. Harbaugh was 49-22-1 in 4 seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, including a trip to the Super Bowl.
The Minnesota Vikings interviewed Harbaugh for their head coaching position on Feb. 3, 2022, National Signing Day. This past NFL offseason, Harbaugh interviewed virtually with the Denver Broncos.
Harbaugh is currently serving his second 3-game suspension of the 2023 season. Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports reported Saturday that if Harbaugh returns to U-M, he could be suspended for the bulk of the 2024 season.
For now, Kelly and the Tigers are focused on Georgia State. LSU is 7-3, looking to win their final 2 regular-season contests and pick up a 10th victory in a bowl game.