REPORT: LSU to hire Brian Kelly as next head football coach

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BATON ROUGE, La. (WVLA/KTAL) – According to multiple reports, LSU will hire Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly to be its next head football coach.

Yahoo Sports’ Pete Thamel first reported LSU’s decision to hire Kelly to replace former head coach Ed Orgeron. The Associated Press is also reporting Kelly is leaving Notre Dame for LSU, citing a person familiar with the decision.

Sports Illustrated‘s Ross Dellenger tweeted the university’s decision to hire the Fighting Irish’s coach.

Sources tell WVLA/WGMB a private LSU jet was in South Bend last week, and the university had made several trips to Notre Dame throughout the season.

Hiring Kelly will come with controversy. In 2011, a Notre Dame student filming the Irish’s practice died, after falling off a hydraulic lift in due to weather conditions. According to ESPN, the student expressed discomfort with practice outside, but Kelly said he decided where practice would be.

LSU’s coaching search started in October when it reached an agreement to part ways with coach Ed Orgeron at the end of the season. The change came less than two years after Coach O led the Tigers to a national championship.

The Tigers finished a 6-6 season on Saturday, upsetting Texas A&M at home in Orgeron’s last game.

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