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Kyle Hamilton addresses LSU transfer rumors after troll tweet

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 2021-11-30
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When news broke that Brian Kelly was leaving Notre Dame for LSU, Fighting Irish players took to Twitter with some thoughts. Star safety Kyle Hamilton was one of them, and he clarified his post on the “Inside The Garage” podcast Monday night.

Hamilton tweeted a picture of him, his brother and his mom at the 2007 Sugar Bowl when LSU and Notre Dame faced off at the Superdome in New Orleans. Fans took it and ran, thinking the NFL prospect was following Kelly and transferring to LSU.

He clarified his post on an emergency edition of the podcast Monday night.

“I’m going to address this,” said Hamilton, who grew up an LSU fan. “I tried to do a light little troll on Twitter, posted a few pics of me and my brother and my mom at the Sugar Bowl. … I posted that with no caption, ambiguous, and everyone’s like, ‘He’s transferring to LSU.’ I was like, ‘How did you get that from that post?’ … But no, I’m not transferring to LSU.

“But I am an LSU fan. I still root for LSU unless they’re going against Notre Dame, so ‘Geaux Tigers.’ I hope Coach Kelly does well there until they run into the Irish. We are 2-0 against them in bowl games, so we’ve kind of got their number.”

He also shared his immediate reaction to the news, which sent shockwaves through the college football world.

“I don’t even know, man,” Hamilton said. “It’s been a crazy night and we’ll figure out what happens tomorrow. … The next few days are going to be wild for us.”

LSU expected to hire Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly as next head coach

LSU is expected to hire Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly as its next head coach. The news comes as the latest shock to the college football world and just a mere day after USC hired Lincoln Riley away from Oklahoma.

“LSU is expecting to hire Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly as the school’s next head coach,” Yahoo Sports’ Pete Thamel tweeted on Monday night. “An announcement could come as early as tomorrow.” On3’s Matt Zenitz confirmed shortly thereafter.

Kelly has been the head coach for the Fighting Irish for 12 seasons, turning them into a constant in the College Football Playoff conversation. He’s been to two playoff semifinals and appeared in the 2012 national championship. There has been nothing but consistency at Notre Dame with Kelly, winning at least 10 games over the past five years.

With his arrival in the Bayou, LSU takes over for a program that fired head coach Ed Orgeron less than two seasons after winning a national championship.

LSU finished the regular season 6-6 with a 3-5 record in the SEC. Orgeron announced after his final game with the Tigers this past weekend he will not be coaching in the bowl game.

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