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A thread to end Brian Kelly to Michigan rumors… maybe

Posted on 1/16/24 at 2:48 pm
Posted by Tigerbait1977
Fort Worth, Texas
Member since Jun 2020
2959 posts
Posted on 1/16/24 at 2:48 pm
Obviously there is a lot of talk in regards to Brian Kelly being tempted to the Michigan job. However, it remains to be seen if that is fully true. So for now we can make judgments based on the common sense we know.

LSU recruiting:
LSU in 2025 has an absolutely loaded class starting with the top 3 players for their position. Arguably most talent Kelly will ever assemble. 2026 probably even better with 4 five star prospects. Add in Saban retiring, and you have something that is really building nicely. Why leave that?

LSU staff:
Brian Kelly has assembled a superstar staff thus far, arguably the best DL coach with the top young DC in the nation. You think he spent time trying to put that together? I bet you he did. Why would he leave that?

LSU resources:
LSU has proven to do whatever is necessary to provide everything BK wants. Fired whole defensive staff, NIL investment, paying top money to any coach he wants.

Brian Kelly’s contract:
He’s one of the highest paid coaches in the country. 10 million a year right? Buyout would be crazy, he has job security. You think Michigan is gonna pay more than LSU who might offer him a raise?

Michigan situation:
Michigan is definitely going to get some penalties of some sorts. Depends on how bad it is forced. BK would walk in already with his hands tied behind his back with that. Along with this Michigan has an older team, they are in for rebuild. Really think he wants to start over with new staff, new players, new AD?

Pressure:
There is this word “pressure” that is floating around in these BK reports to Michigan. Along the lines of he has big time pressure to bring a title to LSU. You don’t think that would be the case for Michigan? In this situation he would be replacing a NC coach fresh off that title who is a superhero to that program. Pressure being an issue makes no sense, just like “fit”

With all of this, does it make sense for Brian Kelly to leave LSU? Think about it.

If he does leave he just plain out doesn’t like LSU or the south perhaps, but there is no evidence of that at all in his coaching and how he is building this program.



Posted by Tigerbait1977
Fort Worth, Texas
Member since Jun 2020
2959 posts
Posted on 1/16/24 at 2:49 pm to
My bad for the long post. Respect if you read it!
Posted by geauxnavybeatbama
Member since Jul 2013
25134 posts
Posted on 1/16/24 at 2:50 pm to
here's my only counterpoint to your arguments

Durag Ed on Twitter said Kelly is gone


/thread
Posted by Fun Bunch
New Orleans
Member since May 2008
115209 posts
Posted on 1/16/24 at 2:50 pm to
No one on here believes them
Posted by Chicken
Jackassistan
Member since Aug 2003
21899 posts
Posted on 1/16/24 at 2:52 pm to
It probably doesn't help that the LSU Lakes look terrible and he has to see that when it sits on his porch.
Posted by Ole Boy
Member since Dec 2018
730 posts
Posted on 1/16/24 at 2:53 pm to
From everything I’ve seen buyout is 2 mil so not so crazy.
Posted by PoppaD
Texas
Member since Feb 2008
4861 posts
Posted on 1/16/24 at 2:55 pm to
You should include a link to the press conference where Kelly himself said, "Lsu is the last stop for me, I want to win a championship at LSU" Those words (or something very similar) came out of the mans mouth.

I don't have a link to it, but maybe you can find it.
This post was edited on 1/16/24 at 2:58 pm
Posted by Tigahs24Seven
Communist USA
Member since Nov 2007
12096 posts
Posted on 1/16/24 at 2:58 pm to
I dont think Kelly will leave...but, I SOOOOOO remember the "I am not talking to Miami" coming out of lying Nick's mouth as well...and the "I am not going to Alabama" one as well...

Its a business decision as the kids say...
Posted by caliegeaux
Member since Aug 2004
10107 posts
Posted on 1/16/24 at 3:01 pm to
quote:

rian Kelly’s contract:
He’s one of the highest paid coaches in the country. 10 million a year right? Buyout would be crazy, he has job security. You think Michigan is gonna pay more than LSU who might offer him a raise?


I was thrilled with the Kelly hire, and still am. However, I don't care who comes calling, no raises and no extensions until some hardware is in the trophy case. if he wants to flirt for a raise, call his bluff. if he goes before he wins anything, well bye.


eta: "pressure", as a reason for his possible departure. i'm pretty sure the man faced pressure right in the face and said i am coming to LSU for 1 reason and 1 reason only, to win it all.......and that was with Saban still at bama. I don't think he's fleeing due to pressure.
This post was edited on 1/16/24 at 3:05 pm
Posted by Morpheus
In your Dreams
Member since Apr 2022
4068 posts
Posted on 1/16/24 at 3:01 pm to
Hmmm let me think, down south sun fun and food, the best recruits now no Saban gone.
But yeah I’m sure he is dying to get back into the shite cold and bland food and average recruits as quickly as possible.
If he is like most coaches he wants to compete in the best conference and with one of the best teams.
He is where he wants to be.
Posted by Chicken
Jackassistan
Member since Aug 2003
21899 posts
Posted on 1/16/24 at 3:04 pm to
Kelly isn't leaving LSU for Michigan...first of all, he isn't a spring chicken like Saban was when he left us...also, Harbaugh is a legend at Michigan and just won a title...those will be really big shoes to fill.

And bringing in an outsider like Kelly could lead to an exodus and rebuild like we may be seeing at Bama...does Kelly really want that?

Finally, this is all bullshite by the Texags dude to destabilize LSU...he is probably laughing his arse off at all the discussion about it...
This post was edited on 1/16/24 at 3:05 pm
Posted by AlwysATgr
Member since Apr 2008
16337 posts
Posted on 1/16/24 at 3:05 pm to
I never know what's driving this 'talk.' IMO, the express reason for CBK to leave ND was to win a natty before father time overcame him.

IDK if he has the luxury of changing jobs again this late in his career.

Posted by cajuntiger07
Down DA Bayou
Member since Jan 2009
4397 posts
Posted on 1/16/24 at 3:09 pm to
quote:

I am not talking to Miami"


Saban probably would have stayed at least a little while longer but Hizuenga wouldn't take no for an answer.
Posted by Nu Iota Prophet
Texas
Member since Jul 2012
108 posts
Posted on 1/16/24 at 3:09 pm to
Isn't there a massive plan to rebuild the lakes?
Also, when does Kelly have the time to sit on his porch. LoL
Posted by Gris Gris
OTIS!NO RULES FOR SAUCES ON STEAK!!
Member since Feb 2008
47325 posts
Posted on 1/16/24 at 3:13 pm to
quote:

Kelly isn't leaving LSU for Michigan...first of all, he isn't a spring chicken like Saban was when he left us...also, Harbaugh is a legend at Michigan and just won a title...those will be really big shoes to fill.

And bringing in an outsider like Kelly could lead to an exodus and rebuild like we may be seeing at Bama...does Kelly really want that?

Finally, this is all bullshite by the Texags dude to destabilize LSU...he is probably laughing his arse off at all the discussion about it...



I really don't understand why this is has been discussed at all.
Posted by CRW
Destrahan
Member since Aug 2016
1069 posts
Posted on 1/16/24 at 3:19 pm to
Its sad that because Nick Saban outright LIED about the
Bama job effects every coach come the end of every season.
One guy looks into the camera and looses his credibility
means that ALL coaches are liars.
Posted by Tvilletiger
PVB
Member since Oct 2015
4666 posts
Posted on 1/16/24 at 3:23 pm to
I agree with all this. It is kind of funny because it could be Kelly’s agent trying to do work on his biggest client and get him a raise. He was probably watching Sexton sling bullets line the rest of the sports world and thought they should at least do the same.
Posted by TigerNSac
Sacramento
Member since Oct 2008
592 posts
Posted on 1/16/24 at 3:23 pm to
Great points! Some people just love to create online drama. Thanks for your perspectives.

Geaux Tigers!
Posted by LSUSkip
Central, LA
Member since Jul 2012
17468 posts
Posted on 1/16/24 at 3:24 pm to
quote:

 some hardware is in the trophy case.


SEC West
Heisman
Magnolia
Boot

Not saying I disagree with you, but that is hardware in the trophy case.
This post was edited on 1/16/24 at 3:25 pm
Posted by AUWDE
Member since Oct 2013
3186 posts
Posted on 1/16/24 at 3:24 pm to
quote:

LSU in 2025 has an absolutely loaded class starting with the top 3 players for their position. Arguably most talent Kelly will ever assemble. 2026 probably even better with 4 five star prospects. Add in Saban retiring, and you have something that is really building nicely. Why leave that?


Had to stop at this paragraph….you realize he wouldn’t be “leaving” anything….he’ll probably take those commits with him.

I’m not saying I think Kelly leaves….I don’t think he will because of the potential NCAA hammer coming….but this is a weak excuse for him to stay.
This post was edited on 1/16/24 at 3:26 pm
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