Collin Klein Interviews for Notre Dame Coordinator Job: Report
Kansas State offensive coordinator Collin Klein has reportedly had a formal interview with Notre Dame about or its open offensive coordinator position.
FootballScoop.com reported the interview. Klein reportedly had the interview on Wednesday and Thursday and returned to Manhattan.
Klein is one of three coaches that the Irish are focused on, per FootballScoop.com. The other two are Colorado offensive coordinator Sean Lewis and Utah offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig.
Lewis just left Kent State’s head-coaching position to take the OC job under Deion Sanders.
The job is open because Tommy Rees accepted the same position at Alabama under head coach Nick Saban.
Klein is a Wildcats legend who only became the offensive coordinator last season. He helped guide the Wildcats to the Big 12 Championship game, where they beat TCU in overtime for the championship.
Klein helped the Wildcats score 32.3 points per game, which was sixth-best in the Big 12. He had to work with two different quarterbacks — transfer Adrian Martinez and Will Howard.
Kansas State had the league’s second-best rushing defense, gaining 208 yards per game and led by Deuce Vaughn, who rushed for 1,558 yards and scored nine rushing touchdowns.
Klein has spent nearly his entire coaching career with Kansas State. In 2017 he became the team’s quarterbacks coach and remained in that role until he was elevated to offensive coordinator last year. He also served as a co-offensive coordinator in 2018.
Klein was a Heisman finalist in his final season as Kansas State’s quarterback in 2012, earning Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year and the Johnny Unitas Award. He led Kansas to a 10-0 start that season and the Wildcats won the Big 12.
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