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What Grade Would You Give Coach Kelly? Here is Ours

“You would definitely call them ahead of schedule. No. 1 by the way, the No. 1 portal class in the country right now after being No. 3 a cycle ago. Everything’s pointing up. Every single thing is pointing up. Walker Howard left recently. In years past, a quarterback prospect of that caliber leaving would make you say ‘oh, that’s bad, bad news for LSU.’ He left because two other good ones are there. So, I don’t know what more I could possibly be wanting from Brian Kelly this early in his tenure.”

Anytime you beat Alabama, you’re bound to receive rave reviews. Brian Kelly took it further in his first season at LSU, dominating the transfer portal and recruiting while reaching the SEC Championship Game. If not for the loss to Texas A&M in the Tigers’ regular-season finale, LSU would’ve clashed with Georgia for a spot in the College Football Playoff. Instead, the Tigers went to the Citrus Bowl and hammered Purdue, 63-7. The good times are rolling in Baton Rouge, and Brian Kelly silences doubters. Grade: A