Sources: Ludwig remaining at Utah amid ND interest
Utah offensive planner Andy Ludwig, who talked to for the very same position at Notre Dame, has actually informed the Irish that he’s staying with the Utes, sources informed ESPN’s Pete Thamel on Monday night.Sources stated that Ludwig’s buyout– of a minimum of$2 million, the precise number depending on how the buyout impact is translated in the agreement’s rollover year– showed a challenge in discussions with Notre Dame.Ludwig, who has actually invested the past four seasons leading Utah’s offense
, spoke with in South Bend over the weekend and was thought about the prominent candidate to replace Tommy Rees, ESPN’s Heather Dinich reported Friday.Editor’s Picks 2 Associated Notre Dame’s look for a brand-new offending planner started previously this month, when the school learned Rees was joining Nick Saban’s personnel at Alabama. Sources told Dinich that second-year coach Marcus Freeman is searching for a proven playcaller who can continue to run a pro-style offense and fit flawlessly with the present staff.At 58, Ludwig’s years of coaching experience were a significant consider the Notre Dame interview process. In his very first four-year stint at Utah( 2005-08), Ludwig functioned as offensive organizer and quarterbacks coach during the Utes’ unbeaten 2008 season that consisted of a 13-0 record and Sugar Bowl win over Alabama. Prior to that, Ludwig spent 3 seasons in the very same role at Oregon (2002-04). He likewise has experience as Vanderbilt’s offensive organizer (2015-18)and has actually had stints at Wisconsin, San Diego State and Cal.Kansas State offending planner Collin Klein also spoke to the Irish before electing to stay at his alma mater, where he was a Heisman Prize finalist in 2012.