Brian Kelly’s hire at LSU took the college football world by storm, as few expected it to even be a possibility.

Following Lincoln Riley’s decision to leave Oklahoma for USC, Kelly’s decision was as big or bigger than Riley’s. Kelly held his introductory press conference Wednesday at LSU, and it’s clear he’s at LSU due to the frustrating College Football Playoff losses at Notre Dame. He’s at LSU because he wants to win an elusive national championship.

“Losing spurs me toward building,” Kelly said. “So no, that never knocked my confidence that we couldn’t continue to build toward winning a national championship. If you remember my comments after we lost to Alabama is we’re back. We’re going to come back. Even though we lost 10 players to the draft, we were back again. Losing’s not something I look at as, ‘Well, I’m going to throw the towel in.’ Losing just forces me to roll my sleeves up and look at reasons why we need to get better.”

Later on Wednesday evening, Kelly was welcomed to loud cheers and chants at the LSU basketball game against Ohio.

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