After proclaiming that his LSU Tigers were going to “beat the heck out of Florida State”, Brian Kelly watched as his 16th-ranked team got throttled by the Seminoles in their 2023 season opener, 45-23. After the game the head coach backpedaled on his previous statements, only to back right over his own players.
When Brian Kelly spoke to the media following the game, he ridiculed his players for their overconfidence – seemingly forgetting that he was the one who planted the seed for it. He essentially threw his squad under the bus for the team’s titanic tumble.
“For some reason, we thought we were something else (today),” Kelly complained, “We thought we were the 2-time defending national champion Georgia Bulldogs. We were mistaken.”
That lack of accountability and loyalty did not go unnoticed by the Louisiana State faithful, who tore into Kelly for being both classless and cowardly.
“As a coach, you spread this rat poison,” one fan wrote. “Always own that. Your players will notice for sure, which path you take.
“The man has never taken accountability ever,” another posted.
“Alright listen here (Brian Kelly),” one fan summarized. “All this little pitty talk ain’t hittin like you think it is. YOU literally said on YOUR OWN TALK SHOW, that we would beat the “heck out of them.” Awful second-half adjustments man.
Alright listen here BK. All this little pitty talk ain’t hittin like you think it is. YOU literally said on YOUR OWN TALK SHOW, that we would beat the “heck out of them.” Awful second half adjustments man. https://t.co/vfxanpljKn
— Hunter Tockey (@htockey20) September 4, 2023
Despite their incredible history and heritage, times haven’t been all that great recently for the Bayou Bengals. Aside from underperforming against the ‘Noles, they have been cleaning out some old skeletons from their closet, as well.
Earlier this year, LSU vacated all of its football wins from the 2012-2015 seasons after being found guilty of violations by the NCAA’s Independent Accountability Resolution Panel. The Tigers lost 37 of their overall victories, including two bowl games, because former offensive lineman Vadal Alexander was ineligible for his entire time on the team’s roster. The scandal also left former Tigers coach Les Miles short of enough wins to qualify for the College Football Hall of Fame.
Brian Kelly and the Tigers (0-1) will host Grambling State (0-1) on Saturday.
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