HOOVER, Ala. — Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly is doing his best to make the final day of SEC Media Days the most memorable.
He opened his appearance on Thursday morning by setting the benchmark for a successful season at a ridiculously high mark, and then followed it up with a bold statement on being the best quarterback in the country.
And just when everyone thought Kelly had delivered enough edgy statements, he may have taken a shot at his former school.
The former Clemson transfer was asked about taking his first trip to LSU to play in Tiger Stadium on Oct. 22.
His response: “I’m excited to get down there to the real Death Valley and see how loud it is.”
Chad Kelly taking a jab at his former school? The smile at the end says it all. pic.twitter.com/CCEgKxOSzb
— Justin King (@JustinKing) July 14, 2016
Both Clemson and LSU fans like to claim the “Death Valley” as a moniker for their respective home venues, making it extremely likely that the placement of “real” in his sentence was meant to be a shot at Clemson.
Kelly left Clemson following the 2013 season and arrived at Ole Miss to earn the starting job there in 2015. He threw for 4,032 yards, ran for 500 more and accumulated 41 total touchdowns during his first season in Oxford.
With Clemson featuring Deshaun Watson, who also is arguably one of the country’s best quarterbacks, it would be fun to see a postseason meeting between the Rebels and the Tigers.