The Notre Dame football team has gotten off to a slow start with Marcus Freeman as their head coach, but is he a likely candidate to be fired?
It has not been an easy go of it for the Notre Dame football team since Brian Kelly quit to take the job at LSU. They lost their bowl game to Oklahoma State, and then started out the season with two straight losses, one as a huge favorite against Marshall.
Through it all, the team has banded together, and that included losing their starting quarterback to injury, and having to rally around backup Drew Pyne last weekend at home against a solid Cal team. Notre Dame football was able to get the win, the first victory for new head coach Marcus Freeman with the program, but could he already be on the hot seat?
Recently, bookies.com put out a list of the most likely head coaches to be next on the chopping block, and Freeman popped up tied for fourth on the list with Scott Satterfield from Louisville. Things may be bad in South Bend, especially after losing to Marshall, but could Freeman really be a candidate to be fired?
Notre Dame football HC not going anywhere
In short, no.
Freeman has not racked up many wins on the sidelines for Notre Dame football, but he is racking up wins elsewhere, including in recruiting. He has gone out and put together top-5 classes for both the 2023 and 2024 cycles so far, and with that kind of talent coming to South Bend, the wins are going to be much easier to come by.
The Notre Dame football team emerged victorious on Saturday afternoon for their first win in the Marcus Freeman era. Here are three things we learned.
The Irish take on UNC in Week 4, a team that has yet to lose this season, and go into the game with a high-powered offense led by quarterback Drake Maye. If the Irish can win that one, a road game, it will quiet a lot of the noise surrounding Freeman, but one things if for sure, the new head coach is not going anywhere any time soon.