Report: Notre Dame has been in contact with a former NFL offensive coordinator

When Tommy Rees left for Alabama, it left a sizable hole the Marcus Freeman needed to fill for Notre Dame. Not much has happened in the search aside from many of pondering who the Irish could go after but today some news of a candidate came out.

Byron Leftwich, former Marshall quarterback and recently the offensive coordinator of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, has been in contact with Freeman and has continued to stay in contact per a report from 247Sports Grace Remington.

After a ten-year career in the NFL, which included being Ben Roethlisberger’s backup when the Pittsburgh Steelers won Super Bowl XLIII, Leftwich took a few years off before getting into coaching. He rose quickly with the Arizona Cardinals before moving to the Bucs.

He would then help them win Super Bowl LV as their offensive coordinator before he was let go after this past season. That experience would surely be looked at as a positive but Leftwich’s lack of recruiting might be looked at as a negative. Either way, he is on the list of potential candidates for Freeman.


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