January 9, 2007

Walker contacted by ND about coaching job

Notre Dame contacted UCLA defensive coordinator DeWayne Walker last month about joining the Irish coaching staff in the same capacity, Irish Illustrated has learned. However, the Bruins assistant has decided to stay put in Los Angeles for now. Sources close to Walker said the UCLA coordinator was "flattered" by the interest but didn't want to change jobs or move his family one year after joining the Bruins program.

The contact with Walker suggests that defensive coordinator Rick Minter may not return to Notre Dame next season.

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