BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) On the first floor of the LSU Football Operations Center, left of the front desk, is the performance nutrition center.
With high ceilings and a wall of windows brightening the space, the dining hall seats 170 people and serves meals day and night, often including Louisiana staples such as etouffee and gumbo. Players don't need to leave the building for a freshly cooked meal before or after practice.
If you want to know why Brian Kelly left Notre Dame after 12 years spent leading college football's most storied program to become the coach at LSU, the answer in part lies in one of the nicest cafeterias in college sports.