Brian Kelly is going to get paid extremely well to coach at Baton Rouge next season.
On Monday night, the college football world was stunned to learn that LSU was reportedly set to hire Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly.
Sources: LSU is expecting to hire Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly as the school’s next head coach. An announcement could come as early as tomorrow.
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) November 30, 2021
LSU is expected to hire Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly as its next head coach, sources tell Yahoo Sports. An announcement on the hiring could be made as early as Tuesday.
Kelly is in his 11th season at Notre Dame and has a 92–39 record at the school. The Fighting Irish are in the conversation to make the College Football Playoff this year after an 11-win season. They were ranked No. 6 by the CFP selection committee last week and beat Stanford 45-14 on Saturday.
The Tigers had agreed to part ways with former coach Ed Orgeron on Oct. 17 but kept him on to finish out the regular season. His tenure ended Saturday with an upset win over Texas A&M in Baton Rouge.
The decision comes after another seismic day on the college football coaching carousel as Lincoln Riley left Oklahoma for USC and Billy Napier left Louisiana for Florida on Sunday.
One report claims Kelly is going to make over $100 million for 10 years at LSU.
LSU's offer to Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly is a 10-year deal that will take him north of $100 million with incentives, sources tell @BrodyAMiller and me.
— Matt Fortuna (@Matt_Fortuna) November 30, 2021
While another report says Kelly is going to make approximately $15 million/year.
Brian Kelly to LSU confirmed. @PeteThamel first. Hearing salary will be in $15 million per year range. DC Marcus Freeman obvious ND interim but also could be auditioning. Is this Matt Campbell's time?
— Dennis Dodd (@dennisdoddcbs) November 30, 2021
Both numbers are wild and college football fans reacted accordingly.
LSU: let’s give Brian Kelly 15 million per year https://t.co/1oMozn3umI
— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) November 30, 2021
$15M… time to break out my playbooks and apply for a coaching internship! 🤔🤔 https://t.co/MAXi1P8YKk
— George Wrighster III (@georgewrighster) November 30, 2021
There is no planet in which a college football coach should make $15 million/year. https://t.co/jyC5n4ocuH
— Ben Baby (@Ben_Baby) November 30, 2021
Gotta figure out a new word for bag because it’s not apt anymore for this cycle. FIFTEEN MILLION PER YEAR TO COACH COLLEGE FOOTBALL https://t.co/XLp4ZwYqqI
— Cyrus Smith (@CoolCyWrites) November 30, 2021
Early on Tuesday morning, Kelly’s contract details were confirmed by college football insider Brett McMurphy. He will make $95 million over the course of 10 years.
Brian Kelly receives 10-year, $95 million contract, plus incentives, at LSU. He will be formally introduced as Tigers’ coach at a Wednesday press conference
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) November 30, 2021