Notre Dame’s search for a new tight ends coach appears to have ended.
The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman reported Saturday that Penn State offensive analyst John McNulty is expected to be hired as Notre Dame’s tight ends coach.
The Irish have operated without a full-time tight ends coach since parting ways with offensive coordinator/tight ends coach Chip Long nearly two months ago.
A Notre Dame spokesperson could not confirm McNulty’s hiring on Saturday.
Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly told The Athletic’s Pete Sampson on Friday that he had already identified one of his new assistant coaches, but he did not specify if that person would fill the opening at tight ends coach or cornerbacks coach.
“We’ve got our one guy,” Kelly told Sampson. “The other, we made an offer (Friday). We’ll see how that plays out over the next few days.”
McNulty, who started his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Michigan in 1991, was fired by Rutgers last year four games into his second season as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. After McNulty was hired in 2018, Rutgers finished the season ranked dead last in the FBS in scoring offense (13.5 points per game), No. 127 of 129 in total offense (266.3 yards per game) and No. 123 in passing offense (132.2 yards per game).