It turns out that the Notre Dame football program's staff is seeing quite a bit of turnover this week. On Sunday a report surfaced that claimed the Irish are saying goodbye to safeties coach Chris O'Leary.
This morning, a report about how Marcus Freeman is planning on filling the hole left by O'Leary pointed out that Mike Mickens will be the defensive backs coach instead of just being in charge of the cornerbacks. Grad assistant Max Bullough has been promoted as well.
And now, the Notre Dame football team has a new offensive analyst thanks to Harris Bivin's relationship with new offensive coordinator Mike Denbrock. Bivin comes over from LSU, an interestingly late addition to the Fighting Irish staff.
Bivin also has a solid connection to the Notre Dame football team, as his older brother is former Irish offensive lineman Hunter Bivin. The newest addition is coming off an 11-month stint at LSU, where he was the assistant director of football operations.
Before joining Denbrock and Brian Kelly with the Bayou Bengals, Bivin was the general manager and director of football operations at Missouri State. Before that, he was an on-field coach in charge of the offensive line while working as the director of football operations at Morehead State.
Mike Denbrock brings over addition to Notre Dame football staff
The addition will bring over someone else who knows both Mike Denbrock and the offense he wants to run quite well. He's someone else who can help the rest of the offensive coaching staff get up to speed that much quicker.
The fact that the Notre Dame football program made sure to bring him over just before spring practice is set to begin is absolutely not a coincidence. And of course, he has the added bonus of that brotherly connection again.
With the Notre Dame football program, Bivins can reunite with his younger brother, now the alumni relations associate director.