Paul Finebaum praises LSU coach Brian Kelly despite harsh fans criticisms
July 21, 2022
The passionate supporters of the Louisiana State University football team are known to be tough. Most will likely be the first to express their displeasure when things go south. However, Paul Finebaum, the host of the SEC Network, reassured the fans that coach Bran Kelly would lead LSU to a title game.
According to Finebaum, the program will eventually return to its former glory and compete for a national title. In addition, the host also said that Kelly is among the best five coaches in the country.
Hiring Kelly as the new head coach of the LSU football team was one of the most controversial decisions in the latest coaching carousel. Many people questioned his ability to recruit and win big games after he failed to get over the hump at Notre Dame.
The biggest issue for the fans of the football program in Louisiana is how they feel about being let down by Nick Saban. The Alabama coach turned his back on the program and returned to coach the Crimson Tide.
Since the hiring of Les Miles, the LSU football program has increased. In 2007, he led the team to its first national championship. Many of the players who were brought in by Miles were also brought in from Alabama.
The program's success continued to be overshadowed by the results of the 2011 national championship game, which was dominated by the Alabama team. Despite the setback, the university stuck with Miles for four and a half seasons.
After winning the 2019 national championship, the program started to lose its way. During the next two seasons, the team lost 12 games.
Hiring Kelly was a surprise to many SEC football fans. He is a winner, and his success at Notre Dame and Cincinnati proved his coaching ability. The Bengal Tigers are an in-state program that has the advantage of being able to recruit some of the best players in the country.
Hiring Kelly as the new head coach of the LSU football team was one of the most controversial decisions in the latest coaching carousel. Many people questioned his ability to recruit and win big games after he failed to get over the hump at Notre Dame. The former Cincinnati coach was also an odd fit for the program due to his attempts to talk about southern culture and his dancing with recruits.
Since then, he has been criticized for losing the services of his top recruiting target, former LSU wide receiver and current Florida assistant coach Corey Raymond. Also, former NFL analyst Russ Callaway joined Billy Napier's staff.
Due to the presence of Raymond and Callaway, Kelly's recruitment in the state of Louisiana has already started to lose ground.
After Kelly spoke at the SEC Media Days on Monday, some of the fans of the football program criticized him. The Valley Shook, an online news outlet, gave him a negative review.
The negative review was mainly attributed to his lack of interest in discussing the team's depth chart. Kelly broke from the usual practice of the previous coaches of the program, who would typically read through the entire depth chart.
Despite his success at Notre Dame, it is still unclear if Kelly can win big games and consistently attract top players to the program. In 2022, many experts are predicting that the team will not be able to achieve much success.