The coaching carousel has been busy over the past 48 hours with some big names leaving current posts for big-time changes.

The first big change came Sunday when Lincoln Riley left Oklahoma for USC. That change was far from the last.

Monday evening, reports started to roll in that Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly is leaving the Fighting Irish for the SEC. According to those reports, Kelly will be the next head coach at LSU.

To call Kelly’s move a stunner would be an understatement. It caught the world of college football off guard, including Kelly’s own staff at Notre Dame.

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According to ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg, multiple Irish staff members have yet to hear from Kelly about a potential departure. Matt Fortuna of The Athletic also reported that calling the move a blindside for Notre Dame’s staff “is an understatement.”

Fortuna also cited one Irish assistant who claimed the news broke as he left the house of a prospect while making recruiting rounds:

The coaching carousel has definitely been turned on its head as we approach Championship Weekend.