Notre Dame has made a lot of staff changes recently, and this is one that they can definitely tout as a positive move.
On Tuesday, the Fighting Irish officially announced that they had hired former Nevada head coach Brian Polian as their new special teams coordinator. Polian had previously coached at Notre Dame from 2005 to 2009.
"I'm thrilled about the opportunity to return to Notre Dame," said Polian in a statement. "This is a very special University and football program."
Polian fills the void left by coach Scott Booker, who was fired by head coach Brian Kelly at the end of the season. Booker had served as both the special teams and tight ends coach during his tenure. Polian joins defensive coordinator Mike Elko as new-hires on the staff, as Elko is replacing the fired Brian VanGorder.
Polian and Nevada had agreed to part ways earlier this year after four seasons together. The Wolfpack were 23-27 during Polian's tenure.
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