Toasty Buns: 3 college football coaches failing immediately at new jobs

Brian Kelly, LSU Tigers. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
Brian Kelly, LSU Tigers. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /
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Brent Venables, Oklahoma Sooners
Brent Venables, Oklahoma Sooners. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images) /

2. player. 817. Scouting Report. Head Coach. LSU Tigers. Pick Analysis. Brian Kelly

Brian Kelly’s LSU football family is starting to turn on him before mid-October

After losing a heartbreaker in New Orleans to Florida State over Labor Day Weekend, Brian Kelly’s LSU Tigers have unofficially been eliminated from College Football Playoff consideration with their second loss on the season. It was a rough one from opening kickoff at Death Valley vs. Tennessee. The only problem is that it felt like certain death for the Bayou Bengals as soon as toe met leather.

While LSU is a decent 4-2, Kelly’s family will turn on him if he does not win prolifically here soon. He is not anything close to an ideal fit culturally at LSU, or in the SEC in general. Although he has won everywhere he has been prior to this (Grand Valley State, Central Michigan, Cincinnati, Notre Dame), Kelly is quickly realizing SEC football is a totally different beast. 8-4 would be so amazing.

Kelly may eventually get this thing right, but he lost all positive momentum with this blowout loss.

player. 815. Head Coach. Oklahoma Sooners. Brent Venables. 1. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis

Brent Venables is becoming more and more like John Blake by the day at OU

While Elliott may prove to be over his skis and Kelly may eventually lose the LSU fanbase, we are getting both of those horrible things in Norman with the disastrous start to Big 12 play for Oklahoma head coach Brent Venables. To think Clemson is doing just fine without Elliott and Venables on staff is pretty remarkable. As for Venables, this is a flaming, festering dumpster fire.

To get shut out 49-0 vs. Texas at Red River is beyond shameful. Having that Dallas catastrophe tacked onto another one in the metroplex last week to Big 12 title contender TCU and a home letdown vs. Kansas State, you have to wonder if OU will force Venables out after this season. The Sooners are not winning Bedlam, and it might be a real challenge for them to win six games now.

We all expected regression to the mean, but this is not the mean, as this is closer to rock bottom.

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