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Cincinnati defensive coordinator Marcus Freeman was officially named the defensive coordinator at Notre Dame on Friday, the school announced.

Freeman interviewed with Ed Orgeron for the defensive coordinator position on Thursday but ultimately decided to stay in the midwest, which means the search for a new DC continues on.

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Damn that hurts! But hey- remember being bummed about losing out on Tom Herman to Texas ?
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No...
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Just trying to say stay positive baby stay positive
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Why are some of you blaming Coach O? It's obvious to me Marcus Freeman just used the interview with LSU to get what he wanted from Notre Dame. I believe it was Notre Dame from the get go, I mean dude is a Midwest guy 100% and basically not playing the SEC schedule is a hell of a lot easier.
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So you believe that he came to LSU after he had already spoken to Notre dame in order to get Notre dame to hire him? This is one of the stupidest tales I’ve heard. Notre Dame knew LSU was interested well before this meeting.
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Not to hire him, but to pay him more money. It’s a common tactic for people who have experience negotiating.
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Because O told the world he was our number one choice and didn’t get him. Makes him look like a clown.
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Notre Dame has the easier schedule. And clearly don’t mind losing in big games.
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Best of luck to him. He seems like a good man. Now get him off the front page.
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Good. Can we remove him from the front page?
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Doesn’t want to play in the mud of SEC recruiting
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DING! DING! DING! We have a winner!!
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It's just a bad PR strategy to go on a show and say who your #1 choices are. No upside to that whatsoever. You can always list a bunch of names and not tell the world.
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Family > Career I can't fault him for prioritizing things the right way.
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Moving trucks, highways, airplanes and more all exist now. I’m sure LSU would cover moving costs.
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Oh well, I’m over it.
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They should try to get Jim Leonhard from Wisconsin...the last dude they got from Wisconsin was pretty good...
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Doesn't want the SEC challenge.
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He is a Midwest guy who almost went to ND. I understand it. In all fairness, he may turn out to be a great coach but I never heard of the guy until they played UGA. Not a Tiger so he is Tiger Bait.
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Wow. So much for the reports
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Well, he’ll have an easy run to the playoffs more often. Get his arse stomped, but...
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ND is only behind OU for butt whippins in the playoffs.
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At least they made the playoffs. We finished .500 and lost to Missouri. Not the year to beat our chests.
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Pain
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This is good news, he would not have stayed more than one year.
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Lol. Sure thing bro.
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Bob Hinton Defensive Coordinator? They have literally taken money from this man so that the staff position is named after him. Crazy times...everything has a price.
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Well that stinks.
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No kidding. But who could turn down ND? Hoover? If that's the Hoover I'm thinking of you're right there in the flowing mane of the beast! Keep your head down!
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Guy will go on to coach the "Fighting Leprechauns" as the DC and will never win a National Championship. If he would of accepted the Tigers DC position he'd have a real good chance of doing so.
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Great effort, Coach O and LSU administration! Wives have to be happy, also. Sounds like the guy’s heart said LSU, but his family said we live in the Midwest. Could shoulda woulda has no end. It is easy to forget they have no beginning. May we get the next best high energy, focused, rah, rah DC available and get on down the road to our next Championship.
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All the best ...you did what you felt what was best for you , well live the results huh Geaux Tigers ??
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