LSU found $1M overpayment to Brian Kelly in 2022: auditor

LSU discovered $1M overpayment to Brian Kelly in 2022: auditor

BATON ROUGE, La. — LSU by chance overpaid Tigers soccer coach Brian Kelly by $1 million throughout the first yr of a 10-year, $100 million contract, however found the error and has moved to appropriate it, the Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s workplace mentioned Wednesday.

Kelly was overpaid $1,001,368 in supplemental funds in 2022 as a result of duplicate funds made each to Kelly’s LLC and to the coach immediately.

The double funds started in Could and continued till LSU officers detected the errors in November.


LSU coach Brian Kelly
LSU coach Brian Kelly
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“LSU administration and the top soccer coach have enacted an adjusted cost schedule so the quantity of overpayment will likely be recouped by the conclusion of fiscal yr 2023,” the Legislative Auditor’s report acknowledged.

Kelly, who beforehand coached at Notre Dame for 12 seasons, was employed by LSU after the 2021 season, when the Tigers went 6-7 for its first dropping season since 1999.

LSU exceeded expectations in Kelly’s first season in Baton Rouge, successful the SEC West Division and ending 10-4 after a 63-7 victory over Purdue within the Citrus Bowl.