Tweet: Notre Dame personnel ‘blindsided’ by Kelly’s pending departure

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If you were surprised by Brian Kelly reportedly leaving Notre Dame for LSU’s head coaching job, you’re not alone. In fact, people on Kelly’s own staff at Notre Dame and other prominent folks within the university don’t appear to have seen this coming, and they’re not taking it well. Matt Fortuna of The Athletic is reporting just how deeply this runs:

One Irish assistant apparently found out the news about his boss at a particularly bad time:

So it should come as no surprise that Kelly’s players don’t seem to have known about this either. Otherwise, Kyren Williams and Isaiah Foskey wouldn’t have taken to Twitter to give the understatements of the evening:

As of right now, LSU has not been scheduled as a future regular-season opponent for the Irish. However, if that changes or these programs meet in a bowl as they did twice during Kelly’s Irish tenure, you better believe emotions will run high, especially if the people employed at Notre Dame now are still around.

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