Notre Dame football: What to like about (likely) new special teams coach

Reports surfaced Sunday that Notre Dame is already keying in on a replacement for brian mason as special teams coordinator.

 Mason is leaving the Irish for the Indianapolis Colts, with whom he’ll coach special teams. The search for Mason’s replacement reportedly will not be a very long one.

According to Matt Fortuna of The Athletic, Notre Dame is headed to the SEC to fill its special teams vacancy.  Below is what Fortuna tweeted on Sunday afternoon:

A quick look at the biography of Marty Biagi details his work,

which suggests Notre Dame special teams should resemble more of what we saw in 2022 instead of what they were like for much of the 12 previous seasons.

1. Former College Kicker and Punter Biagi played college football at Marshall from 2004-07. He spent time both kicking and punting.

2.Biagi's Start in coaching Biagi got his start in collegiate coaching as a graduate assistant at Arkansas.

3. Previous Stop in South Bend Biagi spent time at Notre Dame in 2016 when he was a special teams analyst. 

4. Success at North Texas Biagi spent three seasons leading the special teams at North Texas (2017-19). 

The Mean Green showed significant gains in return yardage both on kickoffs and on punts during Biagi’s tenure.