Notre Dame Fighting Irish news: Gino Guidugli gets his tryout, more

With Gerad Parker taking the Troy head coaching job, QBs coach Gino Guidugli gets to show what he can do as OC.
Notre Dame quarterbacks coach Gino Guidugli Wednesday, April 12, 2023, during spring football
Notre Dame quarterbacks coach Gino Guidugli Wednesday, April 12, 2023, during spring football / Greg Swiercz / USA TODAY NETWORK

Gerad Parker is officially moving on from the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. In his wake, Marcus Freeman and company are going to have a new offensive coordinator for the Sun Bowl. There will also be another offensive coordinator next season, but could it be the same man?

It seems likely that that the Irish will hire from the outside. Notre Dame Fighting Irish faithful are still quite angry that Freeman didn't do that last year when he handed the job to Parker. Plenty of people wanted to see him gone before the season was even over.

On the other hand, there's been some talk that the Notre Dame football quarterback coach might be a candidate for offensive coordinator elsehwere. Why not keep Guidugli at the helm in South Bend instead? If the Sun Belt is a tryout, it's not a great one for his resume.

There will be no Sam Hartman. The Irish have lost several wide receivers. Audric Estime and Joe Alt won't be playing. The offensive is going to be a shell of itself. But what if it beats Oregon State soundly. The Beavers have also been cleaned out.

If nothing else, the interim Notre Dame Fighting Irish offensive coordinator is going to show what he can do as the man calling plays. It will be interesting to see, even if it's a little painful. If it's ugly, Irish fans can just move on to the next candidate.

More Notre Dame Fighting Irish news

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  • The Notre Dame soccer team fell just short of its ultimate goal. Now that the season is over, some Irish greats are starting to say goodbye. That means Notre Dame Fighting Irish soccer star Paddy Burns, who took to social media to say thank you for the support from South Bend faithful low these many years.