Former Michigan Wolverines great Mike Hart has been a fast riser in the college football coaching ranks.
At just 32, he’s already coached at a pair of Power Five programs.
Hart started as a quality control coach at Eastern Michigan, before being promoted to coach running backs at EMU. From there, he spent two years at Western Michigan, one at Syracuse, and just wrapped up a second season with Indiana.
Now, he could be making the jump to a top college football program.
According to a report, Mike Hart was expected to interview for the Notre Dame running backs coaching job today.
Autry Denson, a Notre Dame great and member of Brian Kelly’s staff for four years, recently left South Bend to become the head coach at Charleston Southern.
Now Hart, who starred for a major Notre Dame rival in Michigan, is a candidate to take his place.
As we initially reported, Indiana running backs coach Mike Hart is a top candidate for the open position at Notre Dame. There has been communication throughout the process and he’s expected to interview for the job on Thursday (Jan. 24).
In addition, sources have indicated that the other lead candidate for the job is Carolina Panthers wide receiver coach Lance Taylor. Sources have indicated Taylor was supposed to interview for the job Wednesday (Jan. 23), but weather forced him to reschedule his travel plans. He’s now expected to be in South Bend for an interview at the end of the week on either Friday or Saturday.
Lance Taylor was let go by the Panthers earlier this month. He previously coached Panthers star Christian McCaffrey as RB coach at Stanford.
Taylor is a former Alabama running back, and has also served on staff at his alma mater, as well as Appalachian State, and the New York Jets.