When Notre Dame takes the field next season, the team will do so with a new offensive coordinator on the sidelines.
According to a report from FootballScoop and confirmed by Eric Hansen of the South Bend Tribune, Chip Long and Notre Dame reportedly agreed to part ways.
Long will reportedly not coach the Fighting Irish in the Camping World Bowl against Iowa State.
Here’s the news from Hansen.
— Eric Hansen (@EHansenNDI) December 11, 2019
With Mike Norvell taking over at Florida State, some thought Long would become the new offensive coordinator for the Seminoles. However, after Norvell hired former Auburn assistant coach Kenny Dillingham, that notion passed.
It’s unclear why Long and Notre Dame are headed for a divorce. In three seasons under Long’s leadership, the Notre Dame offense has been as good as ever.
The Irish averaged 34.2 points per game in 2017, the most since Kelly took over in 2010. After scoring 31.4 points per game in 2018, the Irish averaged 37.1 points per game during this season.
Despite the success on the field and the scoreboard, Long and Notre Dame are going their separate ways.
Notre Dame is reportedly expected to consider former star quarterback Tommy Rees and running backs coach Lance Taylor for the open offensive coordinator position.
Stay tuned for the latest.