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In All Likelihood, Chip Long Will Not Be Notre Dame OC In 2020

Per Football Scoop and multiple reports, offensive coordinator Chip Long and the Notre Dame football program are likely to part ways.

Long has been the offensive coordinator for the Fighting Irish for the past three seasons. During that span of time, the program has won 32 of 38 games.

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The Fighting Irish have posted a 32-6 record during Long’s tenure in South Bend.
The Fighting Irish have posted a 32-6 record during Long’s tenure in South Bend. (Photo by Joe Raymond)

To Blue and Gold Illustrated’s knowledge, Long missed a recruiting visit to see 2021 running back Will Shipley last Friday and has not been out on the road all week, as was previously planned.

The Notre Dame offense reached its peak of the Brian Kelly era this season, averaging 37.1 points per game, which ranks 13th among Football Bowl Subdivision teams.

The Fighting Irish offense averaged 31.4 points per game in 2018 and 34.2 in 2017.

Prior to Notre Dame, Long was the offensive coordinator at Memphis for the 2016 season. His longest coaching stint was with Arizona State from 2012-15, where he was the recruiting coordinator and tight ends coach. He also spent time with the Sun Devils in charge of special teams.

He got his start as a college football coach with four years as a graduate assistant — two years at Louisville and two more at Arkansas. After that, he went to Illinois, where he was the tight ends coach for two seasons.

From 2002-05, he was a tight end/wide receiver at North Alabama.

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