The Notre Dame football team continued to regroup and rebuild over the winter. Marcus Freeman has been working both on souping up the roster and improving the Fighting Irish coaching staff.
On Friday, Freeman made another move in the latter category. He brought on another offensive analyst. He did it by taking someone away from the LSU again. Trent Miles is returning to South Bend and will be working with Mke Denbrock one more time.
Footballscoop was the first to report that Miles is joining Freeman's staff. It's not entirely known what position he'll be taking but it's thought it will be as a senior offensive analyst position like the one he had at LSU.
In getting Miles back to the Notre Dame football program, Freeman has brought back a man who previously worked for the Golden Domers as a wide receiver coach under Ty Willingham from 2002 to 2004. More importantly, he's also worked as a position coach in the NFL.
Miles has also been a two-time head coach. Once with the FCS program, Indiana State and Georgia State not long after the school jumped up to the FBS. With Indiana State, Miles was a finalist for the Eddie Robinson National Coach of the Year award, His first two years with the Sycamores, he went a combined 1-22. He then posted three straight winning seasons before jumping to Georgia State.
He had a similarly rough start with the Panters (1-23 in his first two seasons) Miles did get Georgia State to post a 6-6 regular season record and head to the Cure Bowl. However, after finishing 2-8 the following season he was fired.
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Miles has been a bit of a journeyman in the last few seasons. Now he'll come back to Notre Dame football to try and help Marcus Freeman and company take the next step.
The most interesting note about this addtiion is that it comes during a year when the NCAA is set to allow at least one analyst to be on the field during the games like a regular coach. It would certainly seems like Trent Miles was hired specificallly because of that impending change.