Brian Kelly left Notre Dame to become the LSU head football coach earlier this week, and on Wednesday night, he made a welcome speech in Baton Rouge for the LSU basketball game vs Ohio.

And for that speech, Kelly — who grew up in the northeast and has spent the last many years in the midwest — brought out a southern accent.

Well, that’s certainly an interesting choice, and one Twitter user got their wish.


Here’s just a sampling of how the college football world is reacting to Kelly’s fake southern accent:

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