LSU Football: Brian Kelly makes strong statement that should make Tigers fans feel good

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New LSU football head coach Brian Kelly met with the media on Wednesday ahead of the start of spring practice.

Kelly, who was hired after the 2021 season to replace Ed Orgeron, is coming to Baton Rouge for one specific reason — to win national championships.

That’s right, championships. Plural.

The last three head coaches at LSU have each won a national championship. But none of them have won more than one (Nick Saban, of course, would’ve won more than one had he not left the Tigers for the Miami Dolphins).

At LSU, Kelly will have the resources and talent that he never had at Notre Dame. The ceiling at Notre Dame was essentially making the College Football Playoff. Kelly hit that ceiling, so he moved on to a place where winning a natty is not only possible — it’s expected.

Brian Kelly makes strong statement that should make LSU Football fans feel good

On Wednesday, Kelly made it clear that he doesn’t think his team is ready to play right now.

“We’re not ready to play,” said Kelly (via 247Sports). “If we had to play tomorrow, we’re not ready yet.”

Not exactly encouraging, right?

Well…context matters.

Kelly hasn’t been able to do anything with his team yet. He has barely been to start building his culture.

The good news for LSU fans, though, is that Kelly is extremely confident that his team will be ready by fall.

“We’ll be ready,” added Kelly. “It’s going to be a process for us. I like the fact, like many teams I’ve had in the past, with this being my fifth time I’ve done this, there is a want-to.”

This isn’t new territory for Kelly. He’s been at this for a long time. He knows exactly what needs to happen this spring to turn the Tigers into a SEC contender. And his track record suggests that he’ll get LSU to where they need to be by late August.

Next. The pressure is high for Brian Kelly. dark

Sit back and enjoy the ride. LSU is in good hands with Brian Kelly.