Reports: Marty Biagi leaves Mississippi to become Notre Dame’s special teams coordinator New offensive line coach Joe Rudolph officially hired at Notre Dame Where Notre Dame Was & Is: Linebackers, led by a trio of veterans and little change Reports: Notre Dame special teams coordinator Brian Mason jumping to the Indianapolis Colts Notre Dame announces hire of QB coach Gino Guidugli, former Cincinnati offensive coordinator

Less than a week after Notre Dame lost its task force coordinator to the Indianapolis Colts, the Irish have already found a replacement. Brian Masonreportedly going to hire Marty Biaggi from Mississippi, where he held the same role.

Irish illustrated first announced Biaggi’s proposed hiring on Thursday afternoon. AthleticMatt Fortuna of Matt Fortuna reported a clear possibility over the weekend as the process is still in its early stages.

As soon as Mason took the job with the Colts, first reported on Saturday morning after reports of his interview went viral on Friday, Biaggi’s name began to circulate widely. He spent the 2016 season at Notre Dame as a special teams analyst, and while there may be understandable Irish distaste for any connection to that 4-8 faceplant, Notre Dame ranked first in the country in most special teams categories that season. .

An average of 9.1 yards per punt return ranked 44th, while 23.08 yards per kickback came in 27th. Four of those kickbacks were longer than 20 yards, tied for 16th in the nation, and five kickbacks. were longer than 30 yards, ranking 50th in the nation. Finally, the Irishman has blocked two strikes, a far cry from seven last year, but is still ranked 44th in the country in 2016.

Biaggi then coached special teams in North Texas for three years before spending two seasons in a role with Purdue and the 2022 season in Mississippi. There are many statistics about Biaggi’s success during these six seasons. as pointed out Irish sports newspaperJamie UeyamaBiaggi has never had a kicker with a field goal percentage under 77.8 while averaging 84.9 percent over six seasons—the most notable moment in his career as a coordinator is in itself illustrative of his innovative approach.

In the 2018 season, North Texas pulled off a simple punt return trick to score an early touchdown in a 44–17 game in Arkansas. Biaggi used the general assumptions and slight weakness of the Razorbacks to push his punt returner for a touchdown after he had done so much. No a signal for a fair catch.

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In three seasons in North Texas, Min Green scored six special teams touchdowns and blocked nine punts and four kicks.

That wide-ranging explosiveness and Biaggi’s experience as a Marshall player and playkicker from 2004 to 2007 makes Biaggi a more comprehensive special teams coordinator than most.

With Biaggi’s announced hiring, the South Bend assistant coach’s carousel should be completed for this offseason. Of the three coaches added to the staff, only one was previously associated with Freeman.

Late last week there were reports that the Irish could lose safety coach Chris O’Leary and/or receiving coach. Chancey Stacky in the NFL, but both reaffirmed their commitment to Notre Dame in 2023 over the weekend, according to reports.

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New offensive line coach Joe Rudolph officially hired at Notre Dame
Notre Dame announces the hiring of QB coach Gino Guidugli, former Cincinnati offensive coordinator.
Reports: Notre Dame task force coordinator Brian Mason jumps into the Indianapolis Colts.

Notre Dame has officially announced the hiring of a Virginia Tech offensive line coach. Joe Rudolph for the same role in South Bend. Rudolph also has experience as an offensive coordinator in Wisconsin and Pittsburgh under former Badgers head coach Paul Chirst. The Tuesday morning announcement comes after Rudolf’s hiring was first reported on February 27.

“We are delighted to add offensive line coach Joe Rudolph to our staff,” said Ireland’s head coach. Marcus Freeman says in the statement. “He has a proven track record of developing elite college football players, many of whom have also gone on to great success in the NFL. We hope Joe will have the same impact on our program.”

Rudolf replaces Harry Hystand at Notre Dame after Hestan retired after Tommy Rhysdeparture to Alabama. He has a long history of being active in first-line offenses as Krist’s offense coordinator and offensive line coach at both of his main coaching stops.

As Republic of Ireland head coach Marcus Freeman and newly appointed offensive coordinator. Just Parker were looking for their coach in the offensive line, they emphasized that the attack should be the first.

“What we know we’re built on is that we want to be driven in a straight line,” Parker said at his February 20 opening press conference. We want to be built from the inside out. With what we have coming back up front, with our running backs and tight ends to be able to control the box, that’s where you always have to start.”

With three proven junior runners Audric Estimé and Logan Diggsand senior promotion Chris Tyreeas well as two possible preseason All-Americans against rising juniors. Joe Alt (left tackle) and Blake Fisher (right tackle), Rudolf needs to have a clear base to set up such a lead play. Add a three year old starter Zeke Correll in the center, and Rudolph’s offensive line is left with only two questions: who will start at left back and right back?

There’s talent on the inside, just little proven Josh Lagg And Jarrett Patterson enrollment. Expect Fifth Year Andrew Christophic Rising Junior Rocco Spindler and rising sophomore Billy Schrute for the first chances of earning a starting spot this spring, with training starting on March 22nd.

While coaching the Badgers, Rudolph played a role in turning six offensive linemen into NFL draft picks, most notably in the 2017 first round selection. Ryan Ramchik and 2020 fourth round center Tyler Biadashprofessional bowler 2022.

In both Pittsburgh and Wisconsin, Rudolph’s fouls turned into first-time offenses, which is a pretty marked improvement over the years when you look at his first two seasons in each. Not taking into account Rudolph’s first two (of three) years with the Panthers and his first two (of seven) years with the Badgers, as well as six of the remaining seven offenses (excluding the 2020 Wisconsin performance) ending in the top 25 in the nation . in at least two of the three major rushing metrics: yards per game, rush attempts per game, and yards per carry.

Notre Dame may not have the same long-standing offensive ethos that Wisconsin has—just like an orchestra that needs a violin if it wants to play in Texas, an attack needs a running back leader if it wants to play at Camp Randall. , but Freeman has preached the running game ever since he was hired as head coach of the Irish. The addition of a offensive line coach with a decade of offensive coordination experience to his résumé highlights this.

2012 – #94 in yards per game, #64 in rush attempts per game, #104 in yards per carry
2013 – No. 103, No. 104, No. 101
2014 – No. 16, No. 12, No. 18

2015 – #95 in yards per game, #59 in rushing…


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