SOUTH BEND — Notre Dame offensive coordinator Chip Long and the Irish football program have mutually parted ways, two sources have confirmed.
FootballScoop.com was the first to report the news, Wednesday.
Long, 36, will not coach in AP 14th-ranked Notre Dame’s Dec. 28 Camping World matchup with Iowa State (7-5). He has been with head coach Brian Kelly since his post-2016 season reboot.
The Irish (10-2) were in the top 50 nationally in virtually every offensive category this season. The No. 13 ranking in scoring offense is the best of the Brian Kelly Era. The No. 47 ranking in total offense, however, is a drop of 15 spots from last season and 20 spots from 2017.
Long has been mentioned as a candidate for the head coaching vacancy at Memphis, the school where he served as offensive coordinator before joining the Irish.