LSU Football: Brian Kelly facing criticism for his media habits

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LSU football head coach Brian Kelly hasn’t spoken with reporters much since being introduced as the Tigers’ new head coach two months ago.

That’s not entirely unusual. College football coaches don’t spend a lot of time with the media this time of year.

Once spring practice gets underway, we’ll see Kelly handling questions a couple of times a week (likely).

However, that hasn’t stopped Kelly from being criticized for his lack of media appearances.

Frustration with LSU football head coach Brian Kelly from the media?

Longtime Baton Rouge radio host Charles Hanagriff took to Twitter this week to bemoan the lack of media availability from Kelly.

“Wouldn’t be a terrible idea for Brian Kelly to do a press conference…you know, tell people about his coaching staff or the players he’s signed. Two months and all we’ve seen are dancing videos…”  read a tweet from Hanagriff.

I get where Hanagriff is coming from — folks in the media want coaches to speak as much as possible. More press conferences equal more content. I get it.

But at the same time, I don’t think it’s a big deal at all. Maybe it’s an inconvenience for the media, but it has literally no impact on whether or not LSU wins games under Kelly.

And I bet most fans don’t really care, either.

Kelly is leaning into this job all the way — the videos where he’s dancing with recruits prove as much.

Let the man get settled in. Let him find his way in Baton Rouge. He plans on being around for a long time.

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The media will be very well acquainted with Kelly by the time it’s all said and done.