It appears there will be changes to our coaching staff after all.
Linebackers coach Brian VanGorder, as rumored, has left the Green & White to take over as defensive coordinator at Notre Dame, a transaction that was announced officially on the Fighting Irish website this afternoon.
VanGorder’s one-year tenure with the Jets was certainly successful. He contributed to our league-best 3.35 rushing yards allowed per play, but it was by no means a one-dimensional run-stopping crew. Our linebackers also contributed to more than half of our team’s sacks (22.5 out of 41).
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“I think he’s done a tremendous job with our linebackers, and you can see their play on the field displays that," Walls said. "Notre Dame is about high-character guys with performance on and off the field, and I think that Coach VanGorder possesses those qualities to be a great defensive coordinator there. I think the kids would really enjoy him and his coaching style and he’d be able to help them out a lot.”