Notre Dame fires special teams coordinator Booker


The coaching carousel is officially in full swing.

Notre Dame Head Coach Brian Kelly fired special teams coordinator and tight ends coach Scott Booker.

This news comes a day after reports surfaced about offensive coordinator Mike Sanford becoming a strong candidate for the open head coaching job at Western Kentucky after Jeff Brohm left for the Purdue job.

Kelly said after Notre Dame's final loss to USC that "everything is on the table," when evaluating his coaching staff.

Booker's run as special teams coordinator/tight ends coach dates back to 2012, but the unit struggled this season. Notre Dame surrendered two kick returns for touchdowns, two punt returns for touchdowns, three muff punts, a blocked field goal and a missed extra point. Irish special teams contributed to six out of Notre Dame's eight losses.

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