College Football is all about its trash talking, as it adds excitement & raises the stakes. It puts the pride of one’s school, players, and fans on the line in an effort to win not just the game itself, but the bragging rights that come with it. That goes double for any coaches that throw their hats in the mix.
Which is why, when calling your shot, you best not miss. Or else you’ll end up like LSU Football head coach Brian Kelly, and miss your shot. By a lot.
The #5 LSU Tigers went on the road to take on the #8 FSU Seminoles, Sunday night for the whole country to see. Days prior, during his latest episode of The Brian Kelly Show, Kelly made a bold declaration that he and his players were going to soundly beat FSU on Sunday night.
“There are still areas that are going to need to be improved. We’re going to take 15 freshmen on this trip and 14 transfers so nearly 40% of this travel roster are going to go overnight for the first time with LSU. And that’s not a disclaimer of any kind, we’re going to beat the heck out of Florida State,” Kelly declared at around the 13:30 mark.
“I guess what I’m saying is we’re still developing our football team with new players, freshman players, transfer players. We’re still in that process of developing and it’s only going to get better as we continue to develop the program,” Kelly continued. “It’s pretty exciting from my perspective that where we sit here, going into year two, the future is pretty bright. If I was buying a stock, I would buy some LSU Football stock.”
Let’s just say, FSU made a liar out of this man.
Though the Tigers came out of the gate fast, they ultimately were smashed 45-24. The Tigers took too many gambles on 4th down, and came up short every single time. Allowing FSU to build confidence, and keep the game close until their offense could piece it all together in the 2nd half of the game. And boy did they ever, as FSU outplayed LSU by a 2nd-half score of 31-0 prior to the garbage time TD by the Tigers.
Harold Perkins, who had a stellar freshman season as a pass-rusher, was utilized as an off-ball linebacker tonight – which has many LSU fans scratching their heads.
Let’s hope Kelly can turn things around in a week’s time,as FSU fans and players alike take their victory laps at LSU’s expense. Because it looks like Kelly is beginning to lose the support of fans by the numbers.
— Global sports news (@Nkonsports) September 4, 2023