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Notre Dame and Chip Long Mutually Agree To Part Ways

Multiple sources have confirmed that Notre Dame Fighting Irish offensive coordinator, Chip Long, and the program have parted ways.
Photo: Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Photo: Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Multiple sources have confirmed that Notre Dame Fighting Irish offensive coordinator, Chip Long, and the program have parted ways.

Long served as offensive coordinator from 2017-2019, and he was a Broyles Award runner-up last season. Rumors regarding this change have been swirling for quite some time now, and most fans are more or less pleased with not retaining Long.

The position is currently more than open, as Notre Dame plans on looking into multiple applicants to be the next offensive coordinator of this prestigious program. Tommy Rees and Lance Taylor are the unofficial hearsay favorites for the position.

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It's no secret to anyone who has watched Irish football games over the past few years that Kelly and Long have different styles, which resulted in them butting heads more often than not. However, Long still managed a Notre Dame offensive product that ranked 13th in total offense and averaged 37.1 points per game.

Chip Long will not be coaching at the Camping World Bowl against Iowa State on December 28th. With Memphis’ head coaching job opening up, he may consider returning to an old program of his. However, his future plans are not clear at the moment.

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