All signs (still) point to Keith Gilmore as defensive line coach
None of Notre Dame’s coaching changes are official yet. But more arrows point to North Carolina defensive line coach Keith Gilmore joining the Irish staff in the same role.
Gilmore’s hiring—or at least his connection to the Irish job—popped up last week, the same day many concluded that Autry Denson was officially joining Brian Kelly’s staff for the 2015 season. But then Gilmore’s inclusion in an offseason workout video released by UNC’s digital team had people scratching their heads.
Yesterday, Tar Heels’ beat reporter Andrew Carter of the News & Observer tweeted this update, as confirmed by North Carolina’s sports information department.
UNC defensive line coach Keith Gilmore is leaving, spokesman Kevin Best confirms. Reports have him being hired at Notre Dame.— Andrew Carter (@_andrewcarter) February 23, 2015
Then, Tar Heels’ defensive end Dajuan Drennon posted the following as well.
So while Notre Dame’s H.R. department continues their comprehensive O’Leary-proofed vetting process, it appears that the news that Gilmore is taking over the defensive line and Mike Elston is shifting to linebackers is indeed going to happen.
Even if it takes a few more days to become official.