- Brian Kelly spoke with the media for the first time since December on Wednesday.
- During the press conference he indirectly threw Ed Orgeron under the bus by saying his team isn’t ready.
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After three months as the head coach of Louisiana State football, Brian Kelly made his first media appearance on Wednesday. Although he arrived late due to a hilarious parking mixup, he was there.
#LSU Brian Kelly’s first press conference, since he was introduced in this same room roughly three months ago. Spring football officially begins in late March. pic.twitter.com/JgkOPXY1IW
— Jacques Doucet (@JacquesDoucet) February 23, 2022
During the media session, Kelly ran through a variety of different topics. He introduced his new defensive staff, gave an idea of what the spring practices might look like, and talked about his assessment of the team he inherited during the offseason.
In his evaluation, Kelly indirectly threw former head coach Ed Orgeron under the bus with a very honest admission. He didn’t speak his name, nor did he reference the previous staff.
However, he made it very clear that the an LSU team that quickly fell into mediocrity after winning the national championship in 2019 is not in a position to win — yet. That, in turn, falls on the previous head coach, which is Orgeron.
Here are his full comments:
“We’re not ready to play. If we have to play tomorrow, we’re not ready yet. But we will be ready. It’s going to be a process for us. I like the facts — like many teams that I’ve had in the past, at this time, this is the fifth time I’ve done this — there’s a want to. They recognize, and they are aware of what they’ve done the last two years. Cumulatively, it’s been .500. And that’s not good enough. So there is a desire to want to change that. And so, there is that want to.
Now, we’ve got a lot of things that we’ve got to work on to be the championship program that we want to be. But I guess like everything else, as long as we have a group of players that are committed to do what we want to do here, we’re pretty confident that we can get them there come opening day.”