Notre Dame has hired New York Jets assistant Brian VanGorder because the Irish's new defensive coordinator, multiple media retailers reported Saturday evening.
Jets linebackers coach Brian VanGorder reportedly can be named Notre Dame's new defensive coordinator.
VanGorder previously labored with Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly at Grand Valley State from 1989-91.
VanGorder is in his first yr as linebackers coach with the Jets after serving as Auburn's defensive coordinator last season. The Tigers went 3-9 along with his protection, including 0-8 in Southeastern Convention play.
His hiring was earlier reported by NFL Community.
Kelly mentioned Saturday after Notre Dame's win in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl that the Irish have their new defensive coordinator in place, however he wouldn't reveal the identify as a result of the contract has not been finalized.
An official announcement is anticipated shortly after the NFL regular season ends.