Notre Dame will reportedly interview Al Borges for the Fighting Irish’s offensive coordinator job.
A 4-8 record was not how Notre Dame envisioned its 2016 season ending before it began.
DeShone Kizer did as much as he could, but the Fighting Irish still finished No. 55 in scoring offense (30.9 points per game) and No. 63 in total offense (417.6 yards per game).
Now, with Kizer projected as a first-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft and Malik Zaire transferring away from the program, the Notre Dame offense is headed in a new direction — especially considering offensive coordinator Mike Sanford Jr. left to take the head coaching job at Western Kentucky.
However, the Irish are in the process of finding someone to fill Sanford’s shoes, and there’s a new name emerging as a candidate.
According to Yahoo’s Pat Forde, San Jose State offensive coordinator Al Borges will interview for Notre Dame’s offensive coordinator job this week.
Borges has spent the past two seasons with the Spartans. In 2015, he led them to a No. 60 finish in total offense (404.6 yards per game) and a No. 69 finish in scoring offense (27.9 points per game).
In 2016, San Jose State’s points per game dropped to 24.4 (No. 101), and its yards per game fell to 377.8 (No. 95).
Prior his time with the Spartans, Borges spent three seasons as Michigan’s offensive coordinator under former head coach Brady Hoke.
In 30-plus years of coaching collegiate football, Borges has made multiple stops. But some of his more notable jobs saw him serve as the offensive coordinator at San Diego State (2009-10), Auburn (2004-07), Indiana (2002-03), Cal (2001), UCLA (1996-2000), Oregon (1995) and Boise State (1993-94).