Brian Kelly making his welcome speech at halftime of the Ohio/LSU basketball game tonight. pic.twitter.com/Jk3bjAvrh8
— Mike Bundt (@Mike_Bundt) December 2, 2021
Kelly was born and raised in Massachusetts and has had head-coaching stints in four Midwestern universities.
Notre Dame of course was the last stop, where he just left the Fighting Irish in the midst of a potential College Football Playoff appearance.
What in tarnation, Brian?
Fans and pundits were quick on the drawl with jokes.
Brian Kelly’s new, fake southern accent is the story of the decade. https://t.co/mh5KaMAxll
— Kevin Clark (@bykevinclark) December 3, 2021
And it’s not even the right fake accent for south Louisiana! Georgia didn’t just hire him..
— It’s All A Game (@40AcresBuilt) December 3, 2021
Brian Kelly hasn’t even been in the SEC three days and he’s starting to sound like The American Dream Dusty Rhodes? https://t.co/hNivpewGei
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) December 3, 2021
You're from Massachusetts talk like it...
— DyslexicdoG (@longtimeAndy) December 3, 2021
Didn’t even say Geaux Tigers yikes we’ll see what 3-9 gets him next year
— GO BLUE! HAIL YES! (@SaucySlimbaugh) December 3, 2021
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.