LSU Mistakely Overpaid Head Coach Brian Kelly

Written by Tony Ghaul

The Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s office released a public report of its audit of the LSU athletic department and revealed that the school overpaid football Head Coach Brian Kelly by $1,001,368 in May and June 2022.

The report revealed that LSU made supplemental payments directly to Kelly from when he was hired in Nov. 2021 to April 2022. However, the school also began making supplemental payments to Kelly’s LLC (limited liability company) in May 2022.

The intention was to pay the coach through the LLC as opposed to directly, but the school accidentally made double payments in May and June 2022.

After that disappointing 2021 season, LSU quickly turned things around in 2022 under Brian Kelly. He led the team to a pair of wins over top 10 opponents.

The highlight of Kelly’s first season was securing the SEC West title over Alabama.

LSU Head Coach Brian Kelly. Photo courtsey of AP Photo/Gerald Herbert

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Tony Ghaul