Photos of Brian Kelly coaching Notre Dame in bowl games against LSU

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  • Brian Kelly
    Brian Kelly
    American college football player and coach

If you’re reading this story, chances are you’re as shocked as anyone that Brian Kelly reportedly is leaving Notre Dame to coach at LSU. For anyone with a long memory, it might be a slightly awkward arrangement at first because Kelly has coached two Irish teams to bowl wins over the Tigers. The first was a 31-28 win in the 2014 Music City Bowl that was decided on a last-second field goal from Kyle Brindza. Another close contest came in the 2018 Citrus Bowl, which the Irish won, 21-17, on a late 55-yard touchdown pass from Ian Book to Miles Boykin.

Here’s a look at Kelly during these games:

Jan 1, 2018; Orlando, FL, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish head coach Brian Kelly celebrates after defeating the LSU Tigers in the 2018 Citrus Bowl at Camping World Stadium. Matt Stamey-USA TODAY Sports

Jan 1, 2018; Orlando, FL, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish head coach Brian Kelly (right) thanks the fans after defeating LSU Tigers in the 2018 Citrus Bowl at Camping World Stadium. Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Jan 1, 2018; Orlando, FL, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish head coach Brian Kelly accepts the trophy after defeating LSU Tigers in the 2018 Citrus Bowl at Camping World Stadium. Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

FILE- This Jan. 1, 2018 file photo shows Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly celebrating with the championship trophy after defeating LSU 21-17 in the Citrus Bowl NCAA college football game in Orlando, Fla. Notre Dame won 21-17. (AP Photo/John Raoux, file)

Jan 1, 2018; Orlando, FL, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish head coach Brian Kelly celebrates after the second half against the LSU Tigers in the 2018 Citrus Bowl at Camping World Stadium. Matt Stamey-USA TODAY Sports

ORLANDO, FL – JANUARY 01: Head coach Brian Kelly of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish is lifted up by Hunter Bivin #70 following the Citrus Bowl against the LSU Tigers on January 1, 2018 in Orlando, Florida. Notre Dame won 21-17. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Jan 1, 2018; Orlando, FL, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish head coach Brian Kelly (right) gets a Gatorade bath after defeating LSU Tigers in the 2018 Citrus Bowl at Camping World Stadium. Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly directs his team against LSU during the second half of the Citrus Bowl NCAA college football game, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. Notre Dame won 21-17. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Jan 1, 2018; Orlando, FL, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish head coach Brian Kelly talks with a referee against the LSU Tigers during the first half in the 2018 Citrus Bowl at Camping World Stadium. Matt Stamey-USA TODAY Sports

ORLANDO, FL – JANUARY 01: Head coach Brian Kelly of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish looks on against the LSU Tigers in the first half of the Citrus Bowl on January 1, 2018 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Jan 1, 2018; Orlando, FL, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish head coach Brian Kelly runs onto the field with the team before the 2018 Citrus Bowl against the LSU Tigers at Camping World Stadium. Matt Stamey-USA TODAY Sports

NASHVILLE, TN – DECEMBER 30: Brian Kelly the head coach of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish watches the action during the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl against the LSU Tigers at LP Field on December 30, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

NASHVILLE, TN – DECEMBER 30: Brian Kelly the head coach of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish gives instructions to his team during the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl against the LSU Tigers at LP Field on December 30, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly argues a call with referee Mike Batlan, right, in the first half of the Music City Bowl NCAA college football game against LSU, Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly argues a call in the first half of the Music City Bowl NCAA college football game against LSU on Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Dec 30, 2014; Nashville, TN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish head coach Brian Kelly and Louisiana State Tigers head coach Les Miles shake hands before the Music City Bowl game at LP Field. Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 30, 2014; Nashville, TN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish head coach Brian Kelly prior to the game against the LSU Tigers in the Music City Bowl at LP Field. Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 30, 2014; Nashville, TN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish head coach Brian Kelly prior to the game against the LSU Tigers in the Music City Bowl at LP Field. Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 30, 2014; Nashville, TN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish head coach Brian Kelly prior to the game against the LSU Tigers in the Music City Bowl at LP Field. Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports