Notre Dame offensive coordinator candidate: Brian Johnson

Notre Dame has a vacancy at offensive coordinator after Tommy Rees took the same position on Nick Saban’s Alabama staff in early February.

  Where will Marcus Freeman and Notre Dame turn for their new offensive coordinator?

Here at Fighting Irish Wire we’ll be giving you a bio and summary of the career of some of the names that emerge as candidates.

  We’re also making an effort for some guest contributors who have either followed or covered each potential candidate’s coaching careers.

In the third edition we will take a look at Brian Johnson, the current quarterbacks coach of the Philadelphia Eagles.

According to Football Scoop, Notre Dame has vetted the interest of the up-and-coming offensive mind.  

Could he be the next offensive coordinator of the Fighting Irish?

Here is what you need to know about Brian Johnson.

No, not that Brian Johnson This Brian Johnson was never the lead singer of AC/DC but he does speak truth to it being a long way to the top if one wants to rock n’ roll.

Current Role: The 35-year old Johnson is currently the quarterbacks coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, serving his second season in the role.  

Texas Forever Like so many great college quarterbacks, Johnson grew up in Texas.  He played at Robert E. Lee High School where he started as a senior after Drew Tate graduated and went on to play at Iowa.

Utah Utes Star Quarterback Despite having Alex Smith ahead of him his freshman year, Johnson still saw the field in 10 games as a freshman at Utah.

 He took over as the team’s starter as a sophomore before red-shirting in 2006 due to injury.