Notre Dame Fighting Irish News: No issue with Gerard Parker, more

Sep 30, 2023; Durham, North Carolina, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish head coach Marcus Freeman looks on before the first half of the game against Duke Blue Devils at Wallace Wade Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jaylynn Nash-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 30, 2023; Durham, North Carolina, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish head coach Marcus Freeman looks on before the first half of the game against Duke Blue Devils at Wallace Wade Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jaylynn Nash-USA TODAY Sports /
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Notre Dame Fighting Irish head coach Marcus Freeman said on Monday that despite rumblings about his offensive coordinator, he has no issue with him.

After losing to the Louisville Cardinals, Notre Dame Fighting Irish coaches are on a bit of a hotseat. Marcus Freeman has quite a few fans made at him, but its offensive coordinator Gerard Parker that has people calling for removal.

Parker is officially on the hotseat after an offensive gameplan that didn’t go at all well. However, if people thought he was really in trouble, it appears those hopes were dashed on the rocks on Monday.

Speaking at his weekly press conference, Freeman made it clear he has no problems with the way that Parker has called the offense.

"“Everything we do as an offensive staff is a collaborative effort and we talk about it. So I have no issues with the play-calling. I have issues with the execution, and that’s what we have to attack.”"

One has to wonder if those kinds of comments might end up putting Freeman on the hotseat faster.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish walk-on gets scholarship

Jordan Faison, who joined the Notre Dame Fighting Irish as a scholarship Lacross player, has now been given a football scholarship. He had been a member of the Notre Dame football team as a walk-on but that has now changed.

Faison had not had a catch yet this season. However, against the Cardinals on Saturday, he hauled down two catches for 48 yards and a touchdown. One of thoe receptions was a 36-yard catch. Now he’s officially a scholarship player for the Fighting Irish. That’s still a lifelong dream of so many kids.

Congratulations to Jordan.

Injuries led to offensive line shifts?

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish came under fire on Saturday for the way they were shifting the offensive line. However, on Monday, Freeman said that injuries forced those moves.

Interestingly enough, that directly conflicts with what offensive lineman Joe Alt said after the game.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish apparel line

Notre Dame and Under Armour have announced a new line of Notre Dame gear called the “Coach’s Collection.

https://twitter.com/TheIrishTribune/status/1711497694542254590

The line will feature over a dozen different pieces of clothing Marcus Freeman has seemingly exclusively worn in the past 22 months as Notre Dame Fighting Irish head coach.

Sideline apparel has always been a hot item. It would seem some of the stuff will sell quickly. Even if some people are less than thrilled with the job Freeman has done.