Notre Dame offensive coordinator got his start in coaching at UofL

Notre Dame offensive coordinator got his start in coaching at UofL
Notre Dame offensive coordinator Chip Long

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Notre Dame offensive coordinator Chip Long will feel right at home when the #9 Fighting Irish visit Cardinal Stadium on Labor Day for a season opening showdown with UofL.

Long started his coaching career with the Cards.

“I sent my resume out to just about every division I school, when I got done playing and Louisville was the only one who called,” Long said. “I went up and interviewed with Coach Petrino and two days later I got a call, and he told me he needed me up there that day, unfortunately I was graduating that day, so I missed my graduation. Went up there and went to work, but it was just pure luck.”

Long was a wide receiver and tight end at North Alabama.

He spent two seasons on the UofL staff, in 2006 and 2007, as a graduate assistant. He also coached under Petrino at Arkansas in 2008 and 2009.

“It was a great experience, being surrounded by so many good offensive minds, you know Jeff Brohm was on that staff, you had Mike Summers, Paul Petrino and obviously Bob, so it was a good way to be indoctrinated into the profession,” Long recalls.

Long is entering his third season as the Notre Dame offensive coordinator.

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