LSU’s Kelly promoted Jancek to special teams cooridantorFebruary 28, 2023 GMT
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU coach Brian Kelly is promoting senior defensive analyst John Jancek to special teams coordinator and outside linebackers coach.
“John is a veteran SEC coordinator who possesses a great deal of knowledge as it relates to the scheme we teach,” Kelly said Tuesday, alluding to Jancek’s previous stints as a defensive coordinator at Georgia and Tennessee.
Audit: LSU discovered $1M overpayment to Kelly in 2022January 26, 2023 GMT
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU accidentally overpaid Tigers football coach Brian Kelly by $1 million during the first year of a 10-year, $100 million contract, but discovered the error and has moved to correct it, the Louisiana Legislative Auditor's office said Wednesday.
Nabers helps No. 16 LSU rout Purdue 63-7 in Citrus BowlJanuary 2, 2023 GMT
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — LSU has had plenty of talent come through its receiver room in recent years: Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry. Ja’Marr Chase and Justin Jefferson. For most of this season it was Kayshon Boutte.
No. 16 LSU looks for 1st bowl win under Kelly in Citrus BowlJanuary 1, 2023 GMT
Citrus Bowl: No. 16 LSU (9-4, No. 17 CFP) vs. Purdue (8-5), Jan. 2, 1 p.m. Eastern (ABC)
FanDuel Sportsbook College Line: LSU by 14 1/2
Citrus Bowl pits No. 16 LSU vs. Purdue for 1st time everJanuary 1, 2023 GMT
Just last year, Brian Kelly was hired as LSU coach and watched as a depleted Tigers team, led by offensive line coach Brad Davis, lost to Kansas State in the Texas Bowl.
Kelly’s view of the Tigers’ bowl game will be much different this season, as he has led LSU to a nine-win season in his first year, but on the opposite side, incoming Purdue coach Ryan Walters finds himself in a similar situation.
Boutte to declare for NFL draft as LSU preps for Citrus BowlDecember 29, 2022 GMT
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — LSU receiver Kayshon Boutte has reconsidered his recent decision remain to remain with the Tigers in 2023 and will instead declare for the NFL draft.
Boutte's announcement on a verified social media account Wednesday night came hours after coach Brian Kelly announced that Boutte wasn’t available to play against Purdue in the Citrus Bowl on Monday, but was still enrolled for the spring semester.
At LSU, Kelly’s ‘process’ gets credit for Tigers’ turnaroundNovember 30, 2022 GMT
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Every morning for nearly a year since LSU hired coach Brian Kelly, Tigers defensive end BJ Ojulari and his teammates have filled out questionnaires detailing how they slept, how they ate, and other aspects of their mental and physical well-being.
Achane runs for 215 yards, Texas A&M stuns No. 6 LSU 38-23November 27, 2022 GMT
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Riding a five-game winning streak and assured of playing in next week's Southeastern Conference title game, No. 6 LSU just had to take care of underperforming Texas A&M to keep its College Football Playoff hopes alive.
LSU looks to avoid letdown against struggling Texas A&MNovember 23, 2022 GMT
On paper, No. 6 LSU’s game against Texas A&M should be an easy win.
But Tigers’ coach Brian Kelly knows better than to underestimate the Aggies despite their struggles this season.
“This is as arguably as talented as a football team as we’ll see all year,” Kelly said.
Daniels, Cain power No. 6 LSU to 41-10 victory over UABNovember 20, 2022 GMT
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The hollering of exuberant LSU players penetrated the walls of their locker room and echoed in neighboring rooms and hallways beneath the north end zone stands in Tiger Stadium.
No. 6 LSU on guard against upset-minded UABNovember 17, 2022 GMT
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Sixth-ranked LSU’s final home game will serve as more than a traditional celebration of senior players taking their home field for the last time.
It's also a chance for fans in Tiger Stadium to honor the remarkable success story LSU has become during coach Brian Kelly’s first season on the bayou.
SEC resources, right hires can help programs rebound quicklyNovember 16, 2022 GMT
Less than a year ago, fans across the Southeastern Conference were mocking new LSU coach Brian Kelly for trying to talk Southern.
Charleston Southern dismisses football coach Autry DensonNovember 14, 2022 GMT
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Charleston Southern has dismissed football coach Autry Denson after four seasons at the Championship Subdivision school.
Buccaneers athletic director Jeff Barber announced Monday that Denson's contract would not be renewed.
No. 7 LSU’s defense secures 13-10 road win over ArkansasNovember 12, 2022 GMT
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — LSU coach Brian Kelly told Harold Perkins Jr. he reminded him of Michael Jordan after the seventh-ranked Tigers beat Arkansas 13-10 on Saturday.
The freshman linebacker, whose strip-sack of Arkansas quarterback Cade Fortin with 1:17 left clinched the win and kept LSU's College Football Playoff hopes alive, had the flu before the teams kicked off, the coach said.
No. 7 LSU looks to strengthen SEC West position vs. ArkansasNovember 10, 2022 GMT
No. 7 LSU (7-2, 5-1 SEC, No. 7 CFP) at Arkansas (5-4, 2-3), Saturday, 12 p.m. EST (ESPN)
Line: LSU by 3, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
No. 7 LSU looks to top Arkansas, remain in SEC title raceNovember 10, 2022 GMT
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — LSU coach Brian Kelly knows his seventh-ranked Tigers have more at stake Saturday than just winning a rivalry game against Arkansas.
A win over Arkansas would bring the Golden Boot trophy back to Baton Rouge after it spent a year in Fayetteville.
In the SEC, the powers that be still care about the run gameNovember 9, 2022 GMT
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Now that spread offenses are commonplace in the Southeastern Conference, one might think that running the football isn't as important as it used to be to the league's coaches.
Year 1 of the Kelly era at No. 7 LSU looks to be memorableNovember 6, 2022 GMT
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Hiring coach Brian Kelly away from Notre Dame already has cost LSU $500,000 more than anticipated — not that anyone in Baton Rouge is complaining.
The Southeastern Conference will lay a second $250,000 fine on the Tigers after fans poured onto their home field after taking down Alabama 32-31 in overtime on Saturday night.
Daniels, No. 15 LSU outlast No. 6 Alabama, 32-31 in OTNovember 6, 2022 GMT
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — First-year LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels was unflappable in the face of an Alabama defense that sacked him six times.
First-year Tigers coach Brian Kelly made bold decisions while trying to capture a maiden victory over Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide.
Kelly: No. 15 LSU should relish facing Saban, No. 6 AlabamaNovember 3, 2022 GMT
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — If first-year LSU coach Brian Kelly had remained at Notre Dame, there was no guarantee he would get another shot to coach against Alabama's Nick Saban.
From now until one of them leaves his current post, they'll be on opposite sidelines at least once a year.
No. 6 Alabama versus No. 15 LSU has a lot to live up toOctober 31, 2022 GMT
LSU coach Brian Kelly began his weekly news conference wishing Alabama’s Nick Saban a happy birthday, hoping “maybe that’ll soften things up a little bit.”
LSU-Alabama has been serious business since Saban’s arrival in Tuscaloosa.
Notre Dame Stadium no longer place of solace under FreemanOctober 19, 2022 GMT
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame coach Marcus Freeman understands the problem. The Fighting Irish have lost their home-field advantage.
Finding the solution has been a challenge.
In Freeman's first season as head coach, Notre Dame (3-3) is an inexplicable 1-2 in South Bend despite entering each game as a double-digit favorite, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. And they easily could be 0-3.
Kelly, Napier get 1st taste of often-wild LSU-Florida seriesOctober 13, 2022 GMT
LSU (4-2, 2-1 SEC) at Florida (4-2, 1-2), 7 p.m. ET, Saturday (ESPN)
Line: Florida by 3, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
No. 8 Tennessee, No. 25 LSU geared up for Death Valley clashOctober 6, 2022 GMT
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — First-year LSU coach Brian Kelly isn't about to celebrate the Tigers' return this week to the national rankings for the first time in more than a year.
No. 8 Tennessee looks to stay unbeaten at No. 25 LSUOctober 6, 2022 GMT
No. 8 Tennessee (4-0, 1-0 SEC) at No. 25 LSU (4-1, 2-0), Saturday, noon ET (ESPN)
Line: Tennessee by 3, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
LSU QB Daniels on track to play against No. 8 TennesseeOctober 3, 2022 GMT
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU starting quarterback Jayden Daniels is expected to be back this week against No. 8 Tennessee as he recovers from a knee injury that forced him out of last Saturday's victory at Auburn, Tigers coach Brian Kelly said Monday.
LSU rallies for 4th straight win, 21-17 over AuburnOctober 2, 2022 GMT
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — John Emery Jr. rushed for a tackle-breaking, 20-yard touchdown and Greg Brooks Jr. had a late interception to help LSU complete a 21-17, come-from-behind win over Auburn on Saturday night.
Auburn, embattled coach Bryan Harsin host streaking LSUSeptember 29, 2022 GMT
LSU (3-1, 1-0 SEC) at Auburn (3-1, 1-0), Saturday, 7 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Line: LSU by 8 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
LSU survives Daniels’ injury scare in romp over New MexicoSeptember 25, 2022 GMT
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The LSU defense held New Mexico to 88 total yards and the Tigers survived an injury scare to starting quarterback Jayden Daniels in a 38-0 victory Saturday night at Tiger Stadium.
LSU favored big in nonconference tilt with New MexicoSeptember 23, 2022 GMT
New Mexico (2-1) at LSU (2-1), Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET (ESPN+)
Line: LSU by 31 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Mississippi State, LSU open SEC play in Death ValleySeptember 15, 2022 GMT
Mississippi State (2-0) at LSU (1-1), Saturday, 6 p.m. EDT (ESPN)
Line: Mississippi State by 2½, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Marshall tops No. 8 Notre Dame, its 2nd-ever win vs top 10September 11, 2022 GMT
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Steven Gilmore returned an interception 37 yards for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter and Khalan Labron ran for 163 yards as Marshall shocked No. 8 Notre Dame 26-21 on Saturday, making Marcus Freeman the first Fighting Irish coach to lose his first three games.
Daniels starts quick, LSU rolls past Southern, 65-17September 11, 2022 GMT
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — An overwhelming show of force in the first quarter gave first-year LSU coach Brian Kelly what he wanted from a game the Tigers were already expected to win handily.
Jayden Daniels completed 10 of 11 passes for 137 yards, threw for three touchdowns and ran for another score in just five drives, and LSU built a 51-0 halftime lead over Southern before cruising to a 65-17 victory Saturday night in the first matchup of the two universities from Louisiana's capital city.
Kelly seeks his first LSU win in historic game with SouthernSeptember 8, 2022 GMT
Southern (1-0) at LSU (0-1), 7:30 p.m. ET (SEC Network)
Line: No line, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
LSU addressing a slew of miscues after Kelly’s debutSeptember 6, 2022 GMT
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU has emerged from a disappointing season opener trying to address a slew of costly miscues in the Tigers' one-point loss to Florida State.
The game marked an inauspicious debut for coach Brian Kelly, given his professed emphasis on organization and getting the details right.
Florida State blocks PAT, holds off Kelly’s LSU, 24-23September 5, 2022 GMT
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A play as unlikely as a blocked extra point with no time remaining made Florida State quarterback Jordan Travis' highlight-filled performance stand up — and spared Seminoles coach Mike Norvell from having to endure an ignominious collapse.
No. 2 Ohio State beats No. 5 Notre Dame 21-10 in openerSeptember 4, 2022 GMT
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — C.J. Stroud threw two touchdown passes and Ohio State’s revamped defense gave its vaunted offense time to find its groove as the second-ranked Buckeyes beat No. 5 Notre Dame 21-10 on Saturday night.
LSU opens Kelly era vs. Florida State in the SuperdomeSeptember 1, 2022 GMT
Florida State (1-0) vs. LSU (0-0) in New Orleans, Sunday, 7:30 p.m. ET (ABC)
Line: LSU by 3 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
No. 5 Notre Dame faces defensive test against No. 2 BuckeyesSeptember 1, 2022 GMT
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — No. 5 Notre Dame relishes its Saturday night challenge.
The Fighting Irish open the season at No. 2 Ohio State, facing an offense that led the FBS in total yards and scoring last season, and is only expected to improve in C.J.
No. 13 NC State, FSU face tough games in ACC’s Week 1 slateSeptember 1, 2022 GMT
Here are things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 1:
GAME OF THE WEEK
Florida State vs. LSU in New Orleans. The Seminoles and Tigers meet Sunday in a matchup of teams from neighboring power conferences.
Recent success secures Notre Dame’s treasured independenceAugust 30, 2022 GMT
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame is as confident as ever that the treasured football independence of the Fighting Irish is safe despite the maelstrom that is college sports.
Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the program's position is even stronger now than when he stepped into the job in 2008, bolstered by success on the field and investments in the program.
LSU’s Kelly aims to keep QB starter for season opener secretAugust 29, 2022 GMT
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — New LSU coach Brian Kelly is hoping his team can keep a pretty big secret for a week leading up to the revamped Tigers' season opener.
Kelly said Monday that he'd known for about 48 hours who will start at quarterback this Sunday night against Florida State in New Orleans.
Unranked LSU eyes quick rebuild under ex-Irish coach KellyAugust 16, 2022 GMT
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — New LSU coach Brian Kelly enters the first season of his 10-year contract facing the type of rebuilding project the unranked Tigers haven't seen in decades.
The last time LSU entered a season outside the AP Top 25 was the late summer of 2000 — when the Tigers had a new coach named Nick Saban.
Buchner-Pyne QB battle highlights Irish preseason campAugust 9, 2022 GMT
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Coach Marcus Freeman and offensive coordinator Tommy Rees are in no rush to choose Notre Dame’s starting quarterback for the season opener at Ohio State.
Still early in preseason camp, the first-year head coach is OK allowing Rees to let the competition play out between true sophomore Tyler Buchner and redshirt sophomore Drew Pyne.
LSU’s Kelly frank about uncertainty as camp kicks offAugust 5, 2022 GMT
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Invigorated as LSU coach Brian Kelly appears to be by his first year at the helm of a traditional Southeastern Conference power, he didn't downplay the relative uncertainty surrounding the Tigers as fall camp opened.
Georgia’s Smart gets 10-year extension, raise to $10.25MJuly 21, 2022 GMT
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia's Kirby Smart has agreed to a contract extension through the 2031 season, a 10-year agreement worth more than $110 million that makes him the latest coach to land the type of megadeal that is becoming increasingly common in college football.
Kiffin describes opening query about Saban as ‘pretty usual’July 18, 2022 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — Mississippi coach Lane Kiffin provided a strong hint he and other SEC coaches who were former assistants on Alabama coach Nick Saban’s staff, including Georgia coach Kirby Smart, may grow tired of questions about their former boss.
Freeman turns attention to recruiting after 1st Irish springApril 26, 2022 GMT
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Marcus Freeman couldn’t have wished for a better ending to his first spring as Notre Dame’s head coach.
True freshman quarterback Steve Angeli’s 10-yard dash and dive to get the ball past the pylon on the final play for the touchdown gave the Gold a 13-10 comeback victory over the Blue before 33,754 fans at Notre Dame Stadium last weekend.
Kelly on leaving Irish for LSU: ‘We were on different paths’April 7, 2022 GMT
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — On the first floor of the LSU Football Operations Center, left of the front desk, is the performance nutrition center.
New coach Marcus Freeman liking his first Irish springMarch 28, 2022 GMT
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A third of the way into his first spring practice as Notre Dame coach, 36-year-old Marcus Freeman likes what he is seeing from the Fighting Irish.
“I love the way they are flying around,” Freeman said Saturday following the fifth of 14 practices ahead of the annual spring game April 23.
Former Arizona State QB Jayden Daniels transfers to LSUMarch 7, 2022 GMT
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Former Arizona State quarterback Jayden Daniels is transferring to LSU, where he will enter a wide-open competition to be the starter in coach Brian Kelly's first season with the Tigers.
Freeman completes challenge of building staff at Notre DameFebruary 16, 2022 GMT
Of all the new responsibilities Marcus Freeman now has as the head coach at Notre Dame, hiring assistants might have been the most challenging so far.
“It’s a sigh of relief for me to finally say the full-time staff is complete,” Freeman said Wednesday, calling the process a learning experience.
LSU adds 8 football transfers, including 2 Arkansas startersJanuary 21, 2022 GMT
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — New LSU coach Brian Kelly has completed the addition of eight transfer players to the Tigers' 2022 roster including defensive backs Greg Brooks and Joe Foucha, who both started at Arkansas.
LSU has QB questions in Texas Bowl against Kansas StateJanuary 3, 2022 GMT
TaxAct Texas Bowl: LSU (6-6) at Kansas State (7-5), Jan. 4, 9 p.m. Eastern (ESPN)
Line: Kansas State by 4 ½, according to FanDuel Sportsbook
Fiesta Bowl pits No. 5 Notre Dame vs. No. 9 Oklahoma StateDecember 31, 2021 GMT
Fiesta Bowl: No. 5 Notre Dame (11-1) against No. 9 Oklahoma State (11-2), Jan. 1, 1 p.m. Eastern (ESPN).
Line: Notre Dame by 2 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
No. 5 Irish enjoy spirited workouts under new coach FreemanDecember 22, 2021 GMT
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Under new head football coach Marcus Freeman, No. 5 Notre Dame’s practices for its PlayStation Fiesta Bowl appearance have been a gasser.
Freeman, who moved up from defensive coordinator Dec.
QB Myles Brennan says he’s returning to LSU for final seasonDecember 16, 2021 GMT
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Fifth-year senior quarterback Myles Brennan has decided to exit the transfer portal and return to LSU under new head coach Brian Kelly.
Brennan announced his decision with a social media post on Thursday morning, about a week after 2021 LSU starting quarterback Max Johnson announced his intention to transfer out.
Freeman aims for national title as he takes over No. 5 IrishDecember 6, 2021 GMT
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Saying he was “ready for this challenge,”Marcus Freeman was formally introduced Monday afternoon as Notre Dame’s 30th head football coach.
“I’m ready to lead this program to the greatest heights,” said the 35-year-old Freeman, never a head coach but an assistant at five schools, including the last 11 months as Notre Dame’s defensive coordinator under former coach Brian Kelly.
No. 5 Notre Dame to face No. 9 Oklahoma State in Fiesta BowlDecember 5, 2021 GMT
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — No. 5 Notre Dame missed the College Football Playoff by one spot. No. 9 Oklahoma State's bid came up inches short.
The disappointment sets up a nice consolation: another marquee matchup in the Fiesta Bowl.
The Latest: Notre Dame, Oklahoma St to clash in Fiesta BowlDecember 5, 2021 GMT
The Latest from the College Football Playoff announcement and bowl selection day (all times Eastern):
No. 5 Notre Dame will face No. 9 Oklahoma State in the Fiesta Bowl in a matchup of two teams that just missed the College Football Playoff.