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Understanding Mike Elko’s Defense

After Notre Dame let go of Brian VanGorder following a dismal two and a half years, the program needed to bring in a breath of fresh air in order to hit the reset button on the defense that never was. In comes former Wake Forest defensive coordinator Mike Elko. Elko provides a stark difference from […]

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Chip Long’s First Task as Offensive Coordinator

Make Notre Dame Tight End U

Make Notre Dame Tight End U Again As part of Brian Kelly’s offseason coaching overhaul, out are co-offensive coordinators Mike Sanford and Mike Denbrock who moved on to other jobs and in comes former Memphis offensive coordinator and Arizona State tight ends coach Chip Long. It would be difficult to speculate on whether the departures […]

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Kelly and the Coaching Carousel

Brian Kelly at Notre Dame

Late November and December are usually rife with rumors of coaching changes and the coaching carousel is in full swing. It began with LSU’s inability to lure in Tom Herman to the vacant position following the firing of Les Miles in September. At the time, it looked like LSU would do everything they can to […]