Stories to remember from 2022: LSU football’s unexpectedly quick turnaround

Ed Orgeron, who led LSU football to a national championship after the 2019 season, was fired after a rudderless two years for the program. Enter Brian Kelly, who Athletics Director Scott Woodward lured from Notre Dame with a 10-year, $100 million contract and the opportunity to lead a program with a higher ceiling than the one he was leaving.

While some questioned whether Kelly was a good cultural fit, he is on paper the most accomplished coach the program has ever hired. But even his most enthusiastic supporters likely have been surprised by how quickly he seemed to change the direction of the program in his first year, punctuated by a win over hated Alabama in an all-time classic game and a berth in the SEC Championship Game. 
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