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Report: Notre Dame to hire Lance Taylor as RBs coach

New York Jets 2011 Headshots

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - CIRCA 2011: In this handout image provided by the NFL, Lance Taylor of the New York Jets poses for his NFL headshot circa 2011 in Florham Park, New Jersey. (Photo by NFL via Getty Images)

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Multiple reports indicate Irish head coach Brian Kelly will bring in Lance Taylor as the new Notre Dame running backs coach. Taylor spent the last two seasons as receivers coach with the Carolina Panthers and the previous three years at Stanford as running backs coach.

If nothing else, a coaching track record containing Christian McCaffrey’s breakout 2015 and standout 2016 is not one to scoff at. McCaffrey ended up a Heisman finalist under Taylor’s tutelage.

Taylor played at Alabama as a receiver at the turn of the century (1999 - 2003) and now replaces Autry Denson, who spent four seasons on Kelly’s staff before heading to Charleston Southern earlier this month to take over as head coach.

To this point, this is the only change on the Irish coaching staff this offseason and anything further would come as a surprise.

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