ESPN’s Pete Thamel recently gave his list of potential names to fill Notre Dame’s coaching vacancy. One of those names was Chris Holtmann of Ohio State, who recently had a streak of 20-win seasons in Columbus come to an end. You can scratch him off that list because he told the Columbus Dispatch that he’s not going anywhere. Specifically pertaining to the Irish job, he said this:
“I’m not going to Notre Dame. I stand by what I publicly said. I’m committed to being here.”
As the Dispatch story notes, Holtmann is a year removed from signing a contract extension that keeps with the Buckeyes through the 2027-28 season. He currently has a $2.5 million buyout, and we have no idea how much Notre Dame is willing to buy out a coach if necessary. The athletic department is just coming off a misinformation fiasco with its offensive coordinator hire for the football program, so it better choose wisely in the event of a buyout.
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