Could a former SEC head coach soon be Notre Dame’s offensive line coach? Although no fire has been spotted, smoke has at least started to appear in those regards.
According to FootballScoop, which has been all over Notre Dame’s off-season,
Matt Luke has emerged as a top target to replace Harry Hiestand, who announced his retirement literally seconds before the Super Bowl kicked off.
Luke was an assistant on Georgia’s national championship team of 2021 and was head coach at Ole Miss from 2017-2019.
What has he done that has Marcus Freeman and Notre Dame so intrigued? Here are some quick facts about Matt Luke, who qualify as an excellent hire.
1. Report Linking Luke to Notre Dame Takeaways from Gerad Parker’s first press conference as Notre Dame’s offensive coordinator
According to FootballScoop, Matt Luke and Notre Dame isn’t just the linking of a big name to a big program like often happens regarding coaching rumors.
Instead, there is a good amount going on here.
2. Luke Not Only Possibility The FootballScoop report went on to detail that although he’s seemingly become the favorite, Luke isn’t the only former SEC coach who is a possibility.
Sources emphasized that while Luke is overwhelmingly a top target for the Irish position, the former Ole Miss head coach is not the only target.
3. Football Background Before getting into coaching, Luke was a pretty solid football player himself.
4. David Cutcliffe Connection When Luke returned to Ole Miss from 2001-2005, he coached under head coach David Cutcliffe.
5. Back to Ole Miss Luke left Duke following the 2011 season to rejoin the Ole Miss coaching staff under head coach Hugh Freeze.