Nov 12, 2013; Toledo, OH, USA; Buffalo Bulls head coach Jeff Quinn during the fourth quarter against the Toledo Rockets at Glass Bowl. The Rockets beat the Bulls 51-41. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Notre Dame Football: Candidates To Become New Notre Dame Offensive Coordinator

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Brian Kelly announced Mike Denbrock as the interim Offensive Coordinator. He has not announced who will permanently take over the position. But, here are some of the preliminary names to keep in mind:

Jeff Quinn

Quinn was Kelly’s Offensive Coordinator at Cincinnati. When Kelly left for Notre Dame, he landed the head coaching gig at Buffalo. Quinn has gone 17-31 at Buffalo. However, his last season was 8-4. It is unlikely that Quinn would be removed for his position. If he were, he would be a slam-dunk for the Offensive Coordinator position.

Mike Denbrock

Denbrock has served as Offensive Coordinator twice in his coaching career. From 1992-1995, Denbrock served under Brian Kelly as his Offensive Coordinator. During this period, his offenses ranked first in the MIFC in both total scoring and total offense. This would probably be a smooth transition for Notre Dame and Brian Kelly.

Tony Alford

Alford has never been a Coordinator in the past. However, he is consider one of the best assistant coaches and recruiters in the nation. It would be hard to see Alford not succeeding in this role. Denbrock is the safe, calculated move. Alford is the move that could send the offense to the next level.

Vacant/Brian Kelly

Regardless of whether or not Brian Kelly names an Offensive Coordinator or not, he will likely take over play calling duties again. Notre Dame has enough coaches to cover all of the coaching duties if Brian Kelly coaches the Quarterbacks. This were he usually spends his time anyway.

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