Brian Kelly shares his reaction to the timing of Max Johnson's transfer to Texas A&M
Brian Kelly spent time in the ESPN booth on Tuesday during the Texas Bowl, and shared some thoughts on taking over at LSU and how the transition is going.
One of the bigger storylines of the move was Max Johnson’s transfer to Texas A&M amid Myles Brennan returning to LSU, and the Tigers also luring 5-star QB Walker Howard.
“No, I didn’t get that feeling right out of the gates but look, it’s a transition,” Kelly said of LSU’s coaching change, via On3 Sports. “There’s a lot of uncertainty and you really can’t fault kids for that. They don’t know. And so when uncertainty is in front of them, they’re going to look towards something that’s a little more stable for them. So I don’t fault him for those decisions. And then we just have to move on and find the young men that want to be here and are ready to move forward.”
Johnson finished the season with 2,815 passing yards on a 60 percent completion rate, with 27 touchdowns and just 6 interceptions. Johnson may be most remembered at LSU for a game-winning drive to upset the Aggies. In that game, Johnson threw for 306 yards and 3 touchdowns on a 57.9 percent completion rate.