LSU Football: Brian Kelly throws shade at Tigers’ past results

Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports
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New LSU football head coach Brian Kelly has his work cut out for him in Baton Rouge.

After going 15-0 and winning a national championship in 2019, the last two years have been filled with lackluster results.

The Tigers went 5-5 in 2020 — the pandemic season — before going 6-7 this past season (that bowl game loss to Kansas State really shouldn’t count, considering how thin LSU’s roster was for the matchup).

An 11-12 record over two seasons obviously isn’t up to the LSU standard.

And Kelly didn’t hesitate to throw some shade at those results on Wednesday.

Brian Kelly throws shade at LSU football’s past results

Kelly met with the media on Wednesday and he had some thoughts about LSU’s last two seasons.

“They (LSU’s players) recognize and are aware of what they’ve done the last two years, and cumulatively, it’s been .500. That’s not good enough,” said Kelly. “There is a desire to want to change that, so there is that want-to.”

It’s clear that Kelly isn’t a fan of the Tigers’ .500 efforts of the last two years — even though he wasn’t at LSU at the time.

But that’s a good thing. It means he takes a lot of pride in LSU’s football program. The 11-12 record the last two years isn’t on Kelly, but he still takes it personally.

And that’s a championship mindset.

LSU fans should be really excited right now. Just the confidence that Kelly exudes — it’s infectious.

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I don’t think it’s going to take long for Kelly to deliver a championship to Baton Rouge. He knows the recipe, he just has to gather all the ingredients and make it happen.