The LSU Tigers have only played one game so far, but somehow, Brian Kelly has already two times.
The Tigers’ $95 million man suffered a gut-wrenching, 24–23 defeat to Florida State in New Orleans on Sunday night. During a pressc onference this week, Kelly took issue with the tardiness of a reporter during his media availability session on Tuesday. Kelly delivered the barb just as he opened the floor to questions.
“We’ll open it up to this late-arriving media crowd that must have enjoyed the weekend,” Kelly said. “That’s usually $10 that we put in the kitty. We’ll have a big bash at the end of the year at my place.”
The reporter fired back “Maybe when you win I’ll be on time,” the reporter said.
Kelly kept his cool in responding to the jab.
“I don’t think it has anything to do with winning,” Kelly replied. “I think it has to do with being on time.”
Hours later, the reporter would identify herself online. Leah Vann, who covers LSU baseball and football, explained the situation.
“Press conference was at noon, I was running from a doctor’s appointment. Got there at 11:57,” she said. “Brian Kelly called me out, said jokingly I owed him $10, I said if he won maybe I’d be on time. Not my finest hour. I apologized afterward, he was super chill and said I still owe him $10.”
“I know Brian Kelly likes to joke,” Vann continued in a thread. “He clearly took it as one from our conversation afterward. All in good fun, fam.”
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