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  1. Matt LaFleur to be named QB coach

    Jan 23, 2014, 2:40 PM EDT

    Robert Griffin III, Matt LaFleur

    After having smoke around his name for quite some time, former Redskins quarterback coach Matt LaFleur will be named the new quarterback coach at Notre Dame. The news was first reported by the Washington Post. LaFleur spent the past four seasons as the quarterback coach for the Redskins. He spent two years before that as…

  2. Irish adding Buffalo’s Ernest Jones to football staff

    Feb 10, 2012, 7:20 PM EDT

    Ernest Jones

    Brian Kelly spent the morning addressing the staff changes that await the next edition of the Fighting Irish football team. But it appears there’s one more move on the horizon, though it hasn’t been made official by Notre Dame. As reported by the Buffalo News’ Rodney McKissic, associate head coach and recruiting coordinator Ernest Jones…

  3. Hiestand named OL coach and run game coordinator

    Jan 25, 2012, 12:29 PM EDT

    Harry Hiestand, Frank Omiyale, Roberto Garza

    After having his name surface a few weeks ago, Harry Hiestand has officially been named to the Irish coaching staff, replacing Ed Warinner as both offensive line coach and run game coordinator. Hiestand is a 29-year coaching veteran that’s spent significant time in both the NFL and collegiate ranks. After spending the last two seasons…

  4. Elliott set to finalize Irish coaching staff

    Jan 19, 2012, 11:59 AM EDT

    Bobby Elliott

    Notre Dame is set to name Iowa State’s Bobby Elliott the final member of Brian Kelly’s coaching staff. Elliott coached Paul Rhoads’ secondary and was associate head coach in Ames. He’ll likely work with the Irish secondary as well, working with cornerbacks coach and co-defensive coordinator Kerry Cooks on the back end of the defense,…

  5. Brandon learns coaching lesson the hard way

    Jan 7, 2011, 4:39 PM EDT

    021110_SPT_Womens vs MSU_MRM

    After two offseasons of chaos, all is quiet under the Golden Dome. But the same can’t be said for life at the Big House, where the sloppy firing of head coach Rich Rodriguez has put Michigan fans into a fury that only had one way out: hiring Jim Harbaugh. Now that Harbaugh actually called the…

  6. Report: Former Irish assistant Haywood takes Pitt job

    Dec 15, 2010, 7:43 PM EDT

    Haywood

    ESPN’s Joe Schad is reporting that former Notre Dame offensive coordinator Mike Haywood is taking over the Pitt football program. Haywood would replace Dave Wannstedt, who was asked to resign after six seasons. Haywood played at Notre Dame and joined the inaugural coaching staff of Charlie Weis, coaching both running backs and coordinating the offense…

  7. New hires put coaching vacancies into perspective

    Dec 15, 2010, 3:24 PM EDT

    Jack Swarbrick

    Filling a coaching vacancy is tough business in major college football. Your pool of potential targets is always shifting, already happily employed, and also filled by men who have to act as if they’re absolutely uninterested in switching jobs right until the point they sign on the dotted line. Adding to the complications, there’s an…