Speculation is rife about a potential move for Brian Kelly from LSU to take over as the head coach at Michigan. This arises from talk of Jim Harbaugh, Michigan’s current head coach, being linked to NFL coaching positions. In the event of Harbaugh’s departure, some in the sports circles believe Michigan might pursue Kelly, considering his coaching prowess.
Despite Kelly’s voiced commitment to LSU and his statement, “I want to be at LSU,” along with his expressed fondness for the university, the mercurial nature of college football coaching decisions leaves room for uncertainties. LSU fans are apprehensive about the prospect of Kelly departing after just two seasons, understanding the potential disruptions coaching changes can bring.
This scenario echoes past instances where coaches initially pledged allegiance but later made surprising moves. However, until there’s an official offer and acceptance, the question of Kelly leaving LSU remains uncertain.
Brian Kelly is an American college football coach currently heading Louisiana State University (LSU) since the 2022 season. His football journey began as a linebacker at Assumption University from 1979 to 1982. His coaching career commenced at Assumption, followed by roles at Grand Valley State, Central Michigan, Cincinnati, and Notre Dame from 2010 to 2021. Notably, he steered Grand Valley State to consecutive NCAA Division II Football Championships in 2002 and 2003.
Kelly’s career boasts multiple championships across NCAA Division II, MIFC, GLIAC, MAC, Big East, and SEC Western Division. He’s earned several coaching honors, including the AFCA Division II Coach of the Year, AP College Football Coach of the Year, and the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year. Kelly gained recognition for Notre Dame’s significant appearances in the BCS National Championship Game and the College Football Playoff.