LSU Football Announces Brian Kelly Hire; Contract Details

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The LSU football program has officially announced the hiring of Brian Kelly.

On Tuesday morning, after reports began circulating on Monday night, the university officially announced that it has reached an agreement with the former Notre Dame head coach. Kelly agreed to a 10-year deal with the Tigers.

According to the release, the 10-year contract will pay Kelly $9.5 million annually.

“Brian Kelly is the epitome of a winner,” LSU athletic director Scott Woodward said in a statement. “He has built and sustained success at every program he’s led, from multiple undefeated regular seasons and National Coach of the Year honors to national titles and College Football Playoff berths. His credentials and consistency speak for themselves.”

Kelly also issued a statement of his own.

“I could not be more excited to join a program with the commitment to excellence, rich traditions, and unrivaled pride and passion of LSU Football,” Kelly said in a statement released by the school. “I am fully committed to recruiting, developing, and graduating elite student-athletes, winning championships, and working together with our administration to make Louisiana proud. Our potential is unlimited, and I cannot wait to call Baton Rouge home.”

Kelly is set to arrive in Baton Rouge at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

As for Notre Dame, they will have to undergo their first head coaching search in years.

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