Report: Brian Kelly's Farewell Address to Notre Dame Lasted Less Than 2 Minutes

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured Columnist IVNovember 30, 2021

SOUTH BEND, IN - NOVEMBER 20: Head coach Brian Kelly of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish is seen during the game against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Notre Dame Stadium on November 20, 2021 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
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Brian Kelly must have been in a hurry to start his tenure at LSU.

Pete Sampson of The Athletic reported the former Notre Dame head football coach addressed the Fighting Irish team for less than two minutes on Tuesday before he "turned around and walked out" without taking questions.

Kelly addressed the Notre Dame players because LSU announced it hired him as its next head coach.

On Monday night, Sampson shared a message Kelly sent to the Fighting Irish players apologizing that he didn't tell them he was going to the Tigers in person and calling for a 7 a.m. meeting so he could further explain:

Pete Sampson @PeteSampson_

Just now Brian Kelly messaged Notre Dame’s roster in Team Works that “I will be leaving Notre Dame.”<br><br>The plan is for Kelly to meet with the team tomorrow at 7 a.m. <br><br>Here is the full message <a href="https://t.co/sqAl2txZIy">pic.twitter.com/sqAl2txZIy</a>

Apparently the coach, who is set to make $95 million plus incentives during his 10-year deal, was able to explain his decision in less than two minutes.

The school hasn't yet named an interim coach for its bowl game.