There is talk that Notre Dame Football is starting the process of saying goodbye to offensive coordinator Gerad Parker, though it’s doing it slowly.
It’s also possible that the steps Notre Dame Football is said to be taking over the latest bye week might lead to a reversal of the alleged current plan. However, once the Irish go down that road, should they actually do it, it seems as though they would go in one direction.
Rumors have been swirling around Notre Dame Football nation that Gerad Parker is about to get a bit of a demotion. According to Twitter account College Football Watcher, who has had the inside track on the Fighting Irish before, things are about to change as far as who is responsible for what.
“It is my understanding,” the insider wrote. “That during the bye week, Notre Dame and Marcus Freeman are making changes to offensive responsibilities as it pertains to gameplanning among the offensive staff. Fans aren’t the only ones who have noticed the obvious shortcomings of Gerad Parker.”
One can draw the conclusion that if Marcus Freeman is deciding that Parker is not able to be in charge of the offensive gameplan and playcalling for the final two Fighting Irish games of the season, then he’s not going to be responsible for those sorts of things next season.
In order words, while Parker hasn’t been fired yet, it would seem Notre Dame Football took the first steps of doing that this week.
Notre Dame Football moving on from Gerad Parker?
It is, of course possible that Freeman is holding out hope that an offensive coordinator that has seemed over his head at several different times this year might wake up and figure things out as the season comes to an end.
It is, of course, also possible that the move that’s been rumored isn’t really going to happen. The timing seems a little odd. Notre Dame Football’s last two opponents are not anywhere near the level of Louisville or Duke or Clemson.
The next few weeks are certainly going to be interesting ones as Notre Dame Football fans take stock of what signs the coaching staff might be sending.
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