Notre Dame football coordinator not on the lookout for a move up

Notre Dame football offensive coordinator Mike Denbrock made it clear this week that he's not looking for a head coaching job.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish assistant football coach Mike Denbrock
Notre Dame Fighting Irish assistant football coach Mike Denbrock / Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports
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The Notre Dame football program spent most of the last couple of months wondering if it was going to lose any of its top assistants. It turned out those worries were founded as safeties coach Chris O’Leary left for the San Diego Chargers earlier this month. 

Considering that Al Washington and Al Golden were also rumored to be on the move several times this offseason, the comments by offensive coordinator Mike Denbrock on Friday should be as refreshing as a tall drink of ice cold water to Notre Dame football fans.

Speaking to the media en masse for the first time since joining the Fighting Irish staff, Denbrock made it clear that he’s not just looking to move up another rung on the coaching ladder. While he may not spend the rest of his career in South Bend, he should be around for as long as Marcus Freeman and company want him.

“I’m very content leading an offense and helping Marcus and this program win a national championship here,” Denbrock said. “I want to be part of that.”

Notre Dame football coordinator not looking to move up or on

The comments from Denbrock are a bit of a change from the last time he was a member of the Fighting Irish staff. He was looking to jump up a level. He was looking to get a head coaching job somewhere. That’s apparently one of the reasons he learned from following Brian Kelly to LSU.

Now he’s back in South Bend and he’s even bringing former Tigers’ coworkers to Notre Dame. He’s all in. That should make people very, very happy. 

Notre Dame football fans are waiting to see what the record setting offensive coordinator can do with the weapons he’s been handed on the Fighitng Irish. The good news here is that if everything goes to plan, it appears they won’t have to worry about Mike Denbrock immediately making a jump elsewhere.