Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly is leaving for LSU, according to reports

29November 2021

Kelly — Notre Dame’s head coach since the 2010 season — will replace current LSU head coach Ed Orgeron. LSU announced October 17 that the school and Orgeron will be parting ways after the 2021 season concludes.
CNN has reached out to LSU and Notre Dame seeking comment.
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Under Orgeron, LSU won the national title in the 2019-20 season but has struggled since. The Tigers are 6-6 this season, including 3-5 in Southeastern Conference play. In 2020, a season impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, LSU went 5-5.
Notre Dame is 11-1 this season — with its lone loss to the University of Cincinnati — and still potentially could reach the four-team College Football Playoff. The Fighting Irish are currently ranked No. 6. The latest College Football Playoff ranking will be released Tuesday.
Notre Dame has had a sustained run of success with at least 10 wins in each season since 2017. Notre Dame is only one of five programs to have qualified multiple times for the College Football Playoff since the format’s inception in the 2014-15 season, along with Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State and Oklahoma.

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