Notre Dame is down an assistant coach as one of Marcus Freeman's closest friends is headed back to Ohio State. That close friend happens to be three-time former All-American linebacker james laurinaitis. Laurinaitis served as a graduate assistant on Freeman's staff this past season.
Laurinaitis will be a graduate assistant again on Ryan Day's staff at Ohio State, again with the same title and again working with linebackers.
Laurinaitis will join a handful of other former Buckeyes players on the staff. That includes recruiting extraordinaire, offensive coordinator Brian Hartline, secondary/cornerbacks coach Tim Walton and quality control coach Devin Jordan.
Notre Dame hosts Ohio State on Sept. 23, 2023.
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Story originally appeared on Fighting Irish Wire