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Old 12-11-2019, 07:10 PM
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Chip Long is exploring other opportunities and is unlikely to return to the Notre Dame staff, sources told FootballScoop Wednesday.

Long has been Notre Dameís offensive coordinator for the past three years. Hired as part of a staff reboot in the wake of the Fighting Irishís 4-8 season of 2016, Long has helped Notre Dame go 32-6 with a trip to the College Football Playoff in 2018.

Notre Dameís numbers were up significantly in 2019. After tying for 47th at an even six yards per play in 2018, the Irish averaged 6.25 this fall (33rd). The clubís scoring average grew from 31.4 points a game last season to 37.1 in 2019

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Old 12-11-2019, 07:19 PM
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Iíve been critical of Long the past year due to the Lack of a running game, however Iím not sure if he deserves the blame. We heard Kelly say this is still his offence with some of Longs stuff. So Iím not sure we saw Longís entire offence. Plus him leaving kind of tells me he wasnít happy with the amount of say he had. In regards to the offensive line, I think Quinn deserves the brunt of the blame.

I donít look to much into the PPG stats, we racked up the points vs some putrid defences. We didnít do a damn thing of note against the best opponents.
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Old 12-11-2019, 07:20 PM
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I wouldnít be to sad to see him go. However, it blows my mind that Clemsonís offensive coordinator just got hired from their staff. Whatís amazing about that is heís been with them since Dabo was hired Along with Venebals, that staff had been together since the beginning. So Iím torn on keeping the staff together..
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Old 12-11-2019, 07:34 PM
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I don't know enough about coordinating, but it always seems to me the Lea made adjustments and Long didn't.
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There is some conversation going around that Rees would possibly take over. I could envision a co-OC with Lance Taylor happening.
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I don't know enough about coordinating, but it always seems to me the Lea made adjustments and Long didn't.
Lea has been fantastic at this and really only has one very bad game. The game the entire team might as well have stayed in South Bend.
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Iíve been critical of Long the past year due to the Lack of a running game, however Iím not sure if he deserves the blame. We heard Kelly say this is still his offence with some of Longs stuff. So Iím not sure we saw Longís entire offence. Plus him leaving kind of tells me he wasnít happy with the amount of say he had. In regards to the offensive line, I think Quinn deserves the brunt of the blame.

I donít look to much into the PPG stats, we racked up the points vs some putrid defences. We didnít do a damn thing of note against the best opponents.
I'd like to see Quinn staying for recruiting but in a different role. I do agree ND can get a better OL coach. Quinn as an offensive analyst that can assist in recruiting was be ideal.
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Old 12-11-2019, 08:07 PM
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Prister at II just confrimed this

Chip Long Not Expected To Be Retained By Notre Dame
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As much as people will complain if Rees is promoted, I think he'd actually be a great hire. He is on the rise professionally, and it sounds like he is on the radar of many teams, college and pro. He knows BK's system better than anyone, and I think he is a rising star.

Have to keep Lance Taylor - maybe as a co-OC - or at least give him some sort of promotion (i.e., running game coordinator). He is too important on the recruiting trail.
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The biggest thing on this immediately will be recruiting.
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Is this a ND decision or a Long decision?
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Is this a ND decision or a Long decision?
Both. Sounds like this move has been known for a little bit now. I'm curious if they've told recruits or not as they have had visits with several during this time period.
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Old 12-11-2019, 08:37 PM
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Try to get an established Coordinator before promoting internally. Weíve all seen what can happen if you make a bad Coordinator hire. Donít rush this decision.
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I have had more frustration than satisfaction watching our offense under Long. Especially with the running game overall. I will be happy to see someone new that will hopefully get us back to being a physical running team.
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I've seen this thrown around and I like it. Rees OC/QB coach, Taylor co-OC/RB coach, Quinn TE coach, and a new OL coach.
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I've seen this thrown around and I like it. Rees OC/QB coach, Taylor co-OC/RB coach, Quinn TE coach, and a new OL coach.
I'd be a bit leery of having an OC who hasn't been one at any level before. Luckily ND has a pretty weak opening 4 games next year, so they have some time to get their feet wet.
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who would replace chip long?
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Sounds like Rees
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I'd be a bit leery of having an OC who hasn't been one at any level before. Luckily ND has a pretty weak opening 4 games next year, so they have some time to get their feet wet.
There have been a few indications that Rees was running the passing game the last 4 games. He will also have a chance in the bowl game provided this is the direction they go.
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Coaching shrub strikes again.
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Try to get an established Coordinator before promoting internally. Weíve all seen what can happen if you make a bad Coordinator hire. Donít rush this decision.
Without knowing a whole lot about Tommy as a coach (I could be undervaluing him), I still gotta agree. I'd much rather explore the interests of some guys that are already making their marks as OC's and ready for the next level up.
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FWIW, they are telling recruits an OC decision hasn’t been made. There have been hints at Rees though from multiple people.
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Try to get an established Coordinator before promoting internally. Weíve all seen what can happen if you make a bad Coordinator hire. Donít rush this decision.
I agree. For all but maybe 20 OCs, being OC at Notre Dame should be considered a promotion. Rather than just take the path of least resistance by promoting Rees, ND should actually try to hire the absolute best OC available.
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I wanted to criticize kelly because I know he and long butted heads quite a bit so he fired the guy who pushed back to hire his minion Rees who will fall in line allowing kelly to have complete control of the offense again.

But I think this is a good move if Quinn goes to tight ends and we end up with a new o line coach.It's also true that rees and taylor are fast rising stars in the coaching ranks I think they would be wise to figure out a way to keep both on staff. And also maybe chip long was looking around for a 3rd offseason in a row and kelly had enough
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I'd be a bit leery of having an OC who hasn't been one at any level before. Luckily ND has a pretty weak opening 4 games next year, so they have some time to get their feet wet.
I donít like it at all. Whatís he done to deserve it? Itís not like Bookís play under his mentorship has been all that great. Though part of me has to laugh bc itís just like his playing days of falling azz backwards into the starting QB role bc someone more talented fíd up.
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