Chad Kelly throws barb at former school Clemson
It’s safe to say that Chad Kelly has fully converted from being a Clemson Tiger to an Ole Miss Rebel.
At SEC Media Days, Kelly was asked about the team’s showdown with Magnolia Bowl rival LSU. The Rebels will travel to Baton Rouge this season, and Kelly used that to get in a shot at his old team, Clemson.
Chad Kelly just repeatedly called LSU "the real Death Valley"
— Justin King (@JustinKing) July 14, 2016
— Laura Goldman (@GOODasGOLDman) July 14, 2016
Clemson, where Kelly played from 2012-13 before transferring to East Mississippi Community College and ultimately Ole Miss, refers to Memorial Stadium as “Death Valley.” LSU also refers to Tiger Stadium as “Death Valley.”
Kelly’s not the first member of the SEC to use this to work in a dig at last year’s runner up. Former South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier similarly called LSU “the real Death Valley” prior to the Gamecocks trip to Baton Rouge.
When Kelly visited the Manning Passing Academy in Thibodaux, La. last month, he told Louisiana media that he was excited about the opportunity to play in “the loudest stadium in the world” when Ole Miss travels to LSU on Oct. 22.