Utah offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig will remain with the team after interview with Notre Dame, per reports


Utah offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig will remain with the Utes after interviewing for the same role at Notre Dame, according to multiple reports. Ludwig, 58, was considered the front-runner for the job. The Fighting Irish will continue to look for a replacement for Tommy Rees, who was recently announced as Alabama’s new offensive coordinator.

A well-traveled college assistant, Ludwig previously served as the Utes’ OC from 2005-2008 before leaving for Cal. This time, however, Ludwig’s reported the $2.8 million purchase. seems to have been an obstacle and will keep him in Salt Lake City after he spent the last four seasons guiding the Utes offense in one of the best seasons in program history.

Ludwig’s Utah unit ranked 17th in total offense during the 2022 season as the Utes won the Pac-12 Championship for the second straight season. Managing the football has been the Utes’ calling card during his tenure with the team, but Ludwig has also shown some quarterback development skills as he turned Cam Rising into one of the best in the Pac-12.

Developing a centre-back will be among the most critical tasks for the new Fighting Irish coordinator as the program looks to build on a 9-4 record from manager Marcus Freeman’s debut campaign. With Freeman’s background on the defensive end of the ball, Notre Dame’s new offensive coordinator should be empowered to run the offense as he sees fit.

Freeman also interviewed Kansas State offensive coordinator Collin Klein for the job, but Klein remains with the Wildcats after helping guide the program to the 2022 Big 12 championship.

Before arriving at Utah, Ludwig spent four seasons as Vanderbilt’s offensive coordinator under Derek Mason. He was also the OC at Fresno State, Oregon, San Diego State and Wisconsin.

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