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Brian Kelly admitted to faking a southern accent throughout his LSU welcome speech

Brian Kelly ditched Notre Dame for LSU in probably the most stunning strikes of faculty soccer’s annual teaching carousel. After spending 12 seasons with the Irish, Kelly figured he needed to do one thing to attach with the locals in Baton Rouge. He decidedly to fake a really bad Southern accent whereas talking on the Tigers basketball sport, and it made him the punchline of jokes for weeks.

With LSU taking part in within the Texas Bowl and interim coach Brad Davis main the Tigers on the sector, Kelly joined the ESPN broadcast increase. No, he didn’t have a Southern accent this time. Sure, he did handle it reside on air. The consequence was a surreal 30 seconds of TV.

After exhibiting a clip of Kelly doing a bit dance with an incoming quarterback recruit, Kelly begins defending his strikes. He finally ends up admitting that his Southern accent on the basketball sport was made up and poorly carried out.

“Walker Howard is a five-star quarterback, you realize that you simply obtained to do what your quarterback asks. If he says you bought to bounce, why wouldn’t you dance? Whether or not it was dancing or I couldn’t get my accent down, the phrase ‘household’, hear I’m from Boston, we don’t have robust accents.”

Clearly Kelly’s accent was faux, however fortunately he didn’t attempt to maintain it going. It was amusing to listen to Kelly instantly handle his pronunciation of the phrase ‘household’, which turned a meme for a number of days after he took the job.

In case you by no means noticed the unique clip of Kelly faking the accent, right here it’s:

LSU soccer doesn’t usually have a really lengthy leash with its coaches. Kelly will want greater than a faux accent to save lots of himself.

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