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On a recent episode of "Always College Football," host Greg McElory gave LSU head coach Brian Kelly a 50-percent chance of winning the National Championship with the Tigers.

While the percentage might seem low, McElroy talked about how hard it is to actually win a national championship and said he thinks Kelly is a better coach than Les Miles and Ed Orgeron, who both won titles at LSU. Per Athlon Sports:
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“I think Les Miles is a solid coach, I don’t think he’s elite. I think Ed Orgeron is a solid coach, I don’t think he’s elite. I think Brian Kelly is elite,” McElroy said. “That’s why I think the percentage chance that he will win a national championship at LSU is 50%. Now remember, people are going to hear that [and] they’re going to say ‘50%, I mean, that seems a little low, or perhaps seems a little high.’ Winning a national championship is outrageously difficult. Outrageously difficult.”

“So I think this place and the players that you have access to, is about as good as it gets. So I think Brian Kelly before he shuts it down at LSU, there’s a 50% chance that he wins a title.”
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TNoon7 days
What does elite mean? Fake your accent?
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Rebel8 days
Either he do, or he don’t. That’s exactly 50/50.
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Seems kind of low.
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jcaz9 days
He would already have 1 if not for a historically bad defense. 2023 will always be the “what if” year IMO. Will never forgive House
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Dalosaqy9 days
There's a 50-50 chance for everything. McElroy is a dunce cap.
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Javi0079 days
There's a 50% chance I'll win the Heisman next season. I'll take it!
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The First Cut9 days
There’s 0.0% chance that you will win a national championship.
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TigerCoon8 days
Mega Millions is 400 mil this Friday. That 50-50 chance has me excited.
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Feelthebarn9 days
50% is pretty damn complimentary. College football isn't the same anymore. 2024 season is going to be when it really gets unpredictable
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Vernonbrew229 days
Only happens with championship players. Tigers not getting them on defense
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biglego9 days
Truth hurts
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Lol he said he thinks Orgeron is a solid coach.
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Also, what this dipshit did during the FSU/CFP debacle last year leads me to never take anything he says seriously. That Reddit AMA he did shortly after they left FSU off and he flip flopped his opinions was hilarious.
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kbtigers859 days
I’d bet Orgeron performed better at his job than you do at yours
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Many don’t seem to think this is a compliment. It sounds complimentary to me. I’d say there aren’t too many coaches with odds that good.
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icoczar9 days
I give kalen thebore zero chance
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Chalkywhite849 days
He was just in the title game
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That’s the only title game he will be in. He is getting a massively rude awakening in the SEC in the shadow of Nick saban. He can’t recruit like Georgia, Texas, LSU, Tennessee, auburn, etc.
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Uh, have you seen the class we are developing for this coming year?
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lmao the previous three head coaches all won CFB National Championships while at LSU…and two of them were absolute clowns. I give CBK 98.9% odds

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OU8129 days
Orgeron proved what he truly was in 2020 and 2021.
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OldMailman9 days
Wow!! Step out big McElroy!! 50% chance he wins, means “either he does or he don’t”. Pretty profound
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biglego9 days
lol you’re a statistic whiz
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memphisplaya9 days
I think it’s a 50% chance he wins no less than 2 NC’s before he retires
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Chalkywhite849 days
You realize how hard it is to win 2 chips?
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Hoovertigah9 days
It’s not the same as it once was with the amount of money involved. Highest bidder will have access to the best.
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cajunmud9 days
Yep...my $2K racehorse ain't gonna have quite the same shot as that $2M one.
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kengel210 days
So either he does or he doesnt?
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Deplorable Duke10 days
Every percentage is 50%—it either will or it won’t happen.
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lsuisgood9 days
Exactly. It’s basic math. That’s why I’d hit .500 if I were in the MLB
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biglego9 days
Yes that’s how statistics work. There’s a 50% chance I’ll grow 50ft tall with a 100 ft dong. Either I will or I won’t.
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FATBOY TIGER10 days
He really went out on a limb.
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Schmelly10 days
What he put deboer’s chances at? 98.2 I bet lol
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Tiger202210 days
I’m sure it would be above 50 and he hasn’t coached a single game for Bama. It’s going to be a full blown melt down in sports media if he’s not successful with Bama. They just can’t even entertain the idea of it.
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He’ll lose a few games and Saban will come out and defend him from bama fans every year for 2-3 years before Bama fires him.
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Bucky_B9 days
i could actually see this happening. fired in 3 years
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