NCAA Football: Notre Dame Spring Game

Nick Saban is getting zero. Our Lady Offensive coordinator Tommy Rees as a top target to fill in the same package Alabama, according to several reports. Reese is scheduled to meet with Saban in Tuscaloosa on Thursday.

Saban is looking for a new play-caller after Bill O’Brien left the program this offseason for the same job with the New England Patriots, though O’Brien wasn’t expected to stay either way. Saban is looking for a fifth offensive coordinator since Lane Kiffin left to become FAU’s coach before the 2017 College Football Playoff national championship.

Reese will be Saban’s youngest coordinator since Will Muschamp held that position at age 30. LSU In the year in 2002. Rees was Notre Dame’s quarterbacks coach from 2017-19 under former coach Brian Kelly and added the role of offensive coordinator in 2020. Notre Dame’s quarterback from 2010-13, he has never held a full-time assistant coaching role at another program. He was the offensive staff of the San Diego Chargers in 2016.

The Fighting Irish offense thrived under Reese prior to the 2022 season, which was derailed by an injury to quarterback Tyler Buechner in Week 2. In the last two years of Reese’s tenure, the Irish averaged at least six yards per game. This past year, Reese oversaw the offensive transition from Buechner to Drew Pine at quarterback, focusing on a ground-based approach.

The news that Reese is being attacked by Saban comes two days after Washington offensive coordinator Ryan Grubb. He reportedly turned down the job. To return to the Huskies. Grubb helped quarterback Michael Penix Jr. become the nation’s leading passer last season with 357 yards per game.

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