Marcus Freeman going to be new Head coach of Notre Dame, according to various sources.
Freeman served Defense Coordinator this season under the guidance of a former coach Brian Kellywho left Fighting Irish earlier this week to become the new coach in LSU…
35 year old Freeman is rumored to be a favorite among current players and recruits and has outpaced other rumored candidates such as Iowa head coach Matt Campbell and Cincinnati head coach Luke Fickell.
Freeman’s coaching history
Freeman’s playing career began in Ohio State University from 2004-08 to work as a postgraduate assistant at Columbus, Ohio with Bakkey.
Freeman later worked as a midfielder coach in Kent state from 2011-12 and then in Purdue from 2013 to 2016, before taking up the position of Cincinnati Defense Coordinator from 2017 to 20. Then he arrived at South Bend in Notre Dame’s 2021 season.
Hiring Freeman also historical, as Freeman would just become second trainer of blackheads in the legendary history of Notre DameFootballin the footsteps Tyrone Willingham, who from 2002 to 2004 was 21-15 years old.
Notre Dame also got a big boost on Wednesday with news that the current Offensive Coordinator Tommy Rees plans to stay with the program.
Freemanthe first season with the Irish was successful, Notre Dame defense ranks 11th in terms of defense effectiveness (18.3 points per game) and 13th in terms of involuntary losses (23).
Freeman’s first major regular season match at Notre Dame will oppose its alma mater as the Irish plan to open the 2022 season on September 3, 2022 in Columbus against Ohio State.
Notre Dame finished 2021 College football regular season with a record of 11-1, beating Stanford in their final last Saturday, 45-14.