Earlier this season, Kelly surpassed Knute Rockne to be Notre Dame’s winningest coach of all time. However his résumé lacks a serious bowl victory, with losses within the Fiesta, Cotton and Rose Bowls together with the nationwide championship recreation loss.
L.S.U. received the nationwide championship after the 2019 season, solely to fall to 5-5 in 2020. Coach Ed Orgeron introduced this could be his final season in October, when his staff was 4-3. The Tigers at present stand 6-6. Like his predecessor, Les Miles, he discovered that not even a nationwide title assured long-term job safety in Baton Rouge.
Though no official wage figures have been reported, a number of information stories mentioned Kelly can be paid between $10 million and $15 million a 12 months at L.S.U., a major improve from a wage believed to be within the $3 million vary at Notre Dame.
Studies had initially linked L.S.U. with Riley, who over the weekend denied he would take the job earlier than he moved to U.S.C. There additionally had been in-state help for the College of Louisiana coach Billy Napier, however he selected to go to Florida.
Luring Kelly from Notre Dame, although, was a good greater shock.
Kelly began his profession at Grand Valley State in Michigan, the place he received two Division II nationwide titles. He then spent three years at Central Michigan and 4 at Cincinnati, culminating in an undefeated common season. That landed him the Notre Dame job.