‘Maybe If You Win, I’ll Be On Time’: Reporter Jabs At LSU Coach After Debut Game Loss

‘Maybe If You Win, I’ll Be On Time’: Reporter Jabs At LSU Coach After Debut Game Loss

Louisiana State University head football coach Brian Kelly fielded jabs from a reporter after his debut game resulted in a loss to the Florida State Seminoles.

Kelly threw the first punch, however, ribbing The Advocate’s LSU football and baseball beat reporter Leah Vann for arriving late to his weekly press conference on Tuesday.

After he opened the press conference with his own comments, Kelly turned to the reporters to take questions and immediately rebuked Vann for her late arrival, suggesting that she ought to pay a $10 fine.

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Brian Kelly was not happy with a reporter for being late to todays press conference.

The reporter responded “maybe if you win, I’ll be on time”

Absolutely brutal 48 hours for Brian Kelly. pic.twitter.com/PzgHcQQHJ9

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“With that, we’ll open it up to this late arriving media crowd that must have enjoyed the weekend. That’s usually $10 that we put in the kitty. We’ll have a big bash at the end of the year at my place,” Kelly said.

“Maybe if you win, I’ll be on time,” Vann shot back.

“I don’t think it has anything to do with winning. I think it has to do with being on time,” Kelly replied.

Vann later outed herself on Twitter, detailing the exchange as well as her conversation with Kelly afterward — and after several accused her of being rude or unprofessional, she defended herself and explained that both of them had been joking: “All in good fun, fam.”

Press conference was at noon, I was running from a doctor’s appointment. Got there at 11:57. Brian Kelly called me out, said jokingly I owed him $10, I said if he won maybe I’d be on time. Not my finest hour. I apologized afterward, he was super chill and said I still owe him $10 https://t.co/6zsp6k9PuL

— Leah Vann (@LVann_Sports) September 6, 2022

“Press conference was at noon, I was running from a doctor’s appointment. Got there at 11:57. Brian Kelly called me out, said jokingly I owed him $10, I said if he won maybe I’d be on time. Not my finest hour. I apologized afterward, he was super chill and said I still owe him $10,” Vann explained.

“I know Brian Kelly likes to joke,” Vann continued, adding, “He clearly took it as one from our conversation afterward. All in good fun, fam.”

“He said he needs $10 so he can afford his new jackets and I said he has $90 mil for that and he said that’s a smoke screen and I said that’s fair and I liked his new jacket and he thanked me. If y’all want all the details.”

He said he needs $10 so he can afford his new jackets and I said he has $90 mil for that and he said that’s a smoke screen and I said that’s fair and I liked his new jacket and he thanked me. If y’all want all the details.

— Leah Vann (@LVann_Sports) September 6, 2022

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