LSU “Was Prepared” To Throw Big Money At An SEC Coach Prior To Landing Brian Kelly

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According to a report, Jimbo Fisher turned down a MASSIVE contract offer from LSU before the school turned their attention to Brian Kelly

Following the successful tenure of Coach O, the LSU Tigers made a move for someone a little less cartoonish – bringing in Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly with a big contract.

But according to a report that surfaced last week, LSU athletic director Scott Woodward called Texas A&M about trying to interview Jimbo Fisher for their opening.

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Now, Action Network’s Brett McMurphy is saying that the Tigers were willing to break the bank even more than they did for Brian Kelly in order to land Jimbo Fisher.


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Jimbo Fisher certainly feels like a better fit for LSU than Brian Kelly.

For one, Jimbo has been a southern guy fro most of his life – whereas Kelly profiles as more of a midwesterner. This was on full display when Kelly made his initial speach to LSU fans during a basketball game – when he was heavily trolled for very clearly faking a southern accent.

Jimbo Fisher apparently turned down a whole lot of money from LSU. And Brian Kelly was there to reap the benefits.

The college coaching news has been more insane than ever over the past few weeks.


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