Notre Dame’s winningest coach in football history is none other than current head LSU head coach Brian Kelly. Kelly is responsible for turning around a Notre Dame program that was mired in mediocrity for the 16 years before his arrival.
Meanwhile, Kelly’s players and Notre Dame’s less-than-elite team facilities are the reason that Kelly also owns the record for having the most losses by any coach in Fighting Irish football history.
His football knowledge, relentless work ethic, and great abilities are the only reason Notre Dame football has won 10 or more games each of the last five seasons. His players and lack of developed facilities at Notre Dame during that time are the reason for any Fighting Irish loss since 2010.
Kelly spent time with some of the national media recently in pieces that started to trickle out on Thursday. The man now heading the LSU football program spoke to Ralph Russo of the Associated Press and to Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports recently and in both pieces it’s clear that Kelly remains his own biggest fan and that everyone else is to blame for any of his short-comings.
Below are a few of the highlights, or lowlights of Kelly’s interviews as LSU is set to open spring football for the first time under his watch.
LSU has got “players that want to be great”
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“It’s been awesome because you’ve got incredible facilities, you’ve got players that want to be great,” Kelly told The Associated Press on the eve of his first spring practice at LSU. “I want to be in an environment where I have the resources to win a national championship. And I came down here because I want to be in the American League East.”
Certainly the facilities at LSU are impressive and anyone who leads you to believe otherwise is wrong. However, the comment about the players is a…