ND's Outside Receivers Coach appears to the be the new OC for ND. No QB coach yet but it will be an outsider per BK....BOOOOOOORGES
Mike Denbrock to be Notre Dame OC
Rutgers is looking for a new OC maybe he gets brought up for that job.
Who you talkin bout steveo?
He's talking about Big Al
That's who I figured. Big Al's shadow looms large on this board.
Come on...no Uncle Phil-esque jokes.
Big Al can cause a solar eclipse.
Denbrock is named the OC, but Brian Kelly will call the plays next year.
I always wondered: what is the point of an OC if you don't let him call the plays?
He plays soothing electronic music over the headset to keep Kelly from exploding.
For some reason, this is how I see their relationship.
Kelly had better start hitting the squat rack, STAT.
You still need someone to oversee the offense during practice when the head coach has to oversee everything.
And he might be in charge of play design and game planning even if he isn't calling the plays on gameday.
I'd never take the job, but hey.
of pointing the guantlet sled the right way. Kelly does not want to that anymore
Rich Rod did/does the same thing with Calvin Magee. It's a "Imma help my buddy get a head coaching job by giving him a fancy title" thing. Offensive coordinator in name only.
See "associate/assistant head coach."
To provide refreshments for the other coaces in the pressboxes.
"Why Denbrock? Is he funny or something?"
With Notre Dame !
Well it looks like we got the biggest hire so far in the midwest. ND and Ohio's hires aren't as impressive as Nussmeier.
Nussmania Train will not be stopped!
The Nuss Bus.
I hear that song "Hop on the Nuss Bus" to the song "Fifty ways to Leave a Lover". Real lyric "Hop on the bus, Gus". It has been stuck in my head for days.
And yet there are a bunch of big name recruits tweeting about how excited they are about the hire of Larry Johnson at Ohio and not the hire of Doug here at Michigan. Until we make some sort of change on the field it may not be the biggest hire especially in the way of recruiting and yet still a huge get for the college as a whole
There are plenty of recruits tweeting how excited they are about Nuss too. As if that's the definitive measure, anyway.
notre dame got a pretty big name DC hire
It's rude not to cover your mouth
According to UND website -
BK said he was going to officially call the plays for the 2014 season. So yeah, I am wondering what this guy will actually do? I am not sure Gorgeous Al would be the best hire as a QB coach. Although, if his only responsibility is to work with the QBs maybe he will do a good job.
Al Borges has never been a QBs coach and it isn't starting in 2014. If he takes a job, like the Rutgers one mentioned, it'll be for one thing; O-C. That's what he do.
As for the ND hire, Kelly promotes from within so he can call the plays without much head-butting. Can only help his NFL chances if he does it successfully. Only a matter of time.
so what was Borges when he was here?, He was the OC and QB coach. Unless u mean he's never been a QB coach without also being the OC.
OP: "No QB coach yet but it will be an outsider per BK....BOOOOOOORGES"
You really needed me to clarify that I meant Borges has only been an OC and never strictly a QB coach with an OC above him?
[Seth Meyers voice]
If he was the outside receivers coach, does that mean they have an inside receivers coach?
No they have a different coach in dome stadiums.
Yes, they do.
Denbrock coaches outside receivers. Tony Alford coaches the running backs and slot receivers.
So, by sticking with Denbrock and also by hiring VanGorder, it looks as if Kelly might very well be getting the old Grand Valley State band back together, as I believe both of these guys worked with him there at various points. Obviously, Denbrock was already on staff at ND, but still, it looks like Kelly tends to stand by the familiar when it comes to hires.
Also, as ken725 notes above "outside receivers coach" is not something you see every day, but reading the entire profile, you see several tight ends among his "dynamic disciples", whatever this means. I assume he works a lot with "other guys that will catch passes on occasion".
BK seems to be building a coaching staff worthy of a march to Florence, AL and ND's first D2 national championship.
And the media will still hype it more than any other game.
Never heard of an "outside receivers coach." Why can't they just have a receivers coach?
Because in a spread offense, the slot receiver is really more of a hybrid running back. So they put the slot receivers with the running backs for practice.
To hell with Notre Dame. That is all
We have an inside linebacker(s) coach.
Doesn't this kind of rule out Borges?
If he joined ND and beat us with a spread attack and Golson, I would about crap myself.
The new quarterback coach is rumored to be East Carolina Offensive Coordinator/QB coach Lincoln Riley. He's a good hire for Notre Dame.
Supposedly the offensive coordinator of Cincinnati is interviewing for the head coaching job at UAB. If he were to take that job, Borges would be a good fit there, reuniting him with Tuberville.
Borges must have helped himself to one too many free doughnuts during his interview...