Notre Dame offensive coordinator Tommy Rees felt take care of he became as soon as in an episode of “Succession” for three whole days ahead of Brian Kelly’s abrupt departure for LSU.
One day of an look Tuesday on Barstool Chicago’s “Red Line Radio” podcast, Rees gave a at the support of-the-scenes occupy a look at how Kelly broke the news that he became as soon as leaving Notre Dame after 12 years as head coach.
“I became as soon as with two of our assistant coaches and he instructed us, ‘Hey guys, I’m going to LSU. We’ll drop you guys off and I’m getting but another flight reduction to South Bend. I must derive with the group as soon as I will,’” Rees recalled.
“In train that became as soon as a truly aloof plane race… for the following take care of three days it became as soon as take care of I became as soon as within the show camouflage ‘Succession,’ searching to select out which side of the fence to drop on… It became as soon as take care of personal jets, personal phone calls, black vehicles, hour of darkness meetings, bourbon,” he persisted.
Kelly, who changed Ed Orgeron, signed a sort out LSU worth a reported $100 million over 10 years.
Rees persisted to reference the favored HBO series on Tuesday, which follows the devious and successfully off Roy family, who’re continually scheming at the support of every other’s backs in pursuit of energy.
“From Sunday morning to Wednesday mid-afternoon it became as soon as primarily the most tense time I’ve had, and severely, the handiest element I will overview it to is an episode of ‘Succession.’ … It became as soon as take care of a whole element of, the put reside I drop in this whole suppose? So when I became as soon as with coach Kelly and your whole boys, I’m take care of, ‘I’m clearly Greg, the cousin,’” Rees added, calling out large title Nicholas Braun’s character.
Within the center of the commotion that Kelly’s exit induced, Rees — a faded Irish quarterback under Kelly from 2010-13 — became as soon as reportedly courted to be part of Kelly at LSU.
“Men… Let me first particular feel sorry about for the leisurely night text and, extra importantly, for no longer being ready to portion the news with you in person who I will be leaving Notre Dame,” the message be taught.
“I am flying reduction to South Bend tonight to be ready to meet with you within the morning but the news broke leisurely right this moment time and I am sorry you found out by map of social media or news experiences.”
One week ahead of his Irish exit, Kelly shut down the assumption of leaving Notre Dame whereas talking to newshounds.
Notre Dame has since promoted defensive coordinator Marcus Freeman to interchange Kelly as head coach.