As first reported by Mike Jones of the Washington Post, former Washington Redskins quarterbacks coach Matt LaFleur has been hired at Notre Dame to tutor the team's quarterback unit.
LaFleur previously worked for Irish head coach Brian Kelly during the latter's days at Central Michigan. He moved into the NFL in 2008 after jobs at Ashland University, Northern Michigan, (CMU), and Saginaw Valley State where he played quarterback for the Cardinals from 2000-2002 after transferring from Western Michigan.
LaFleur joined the Houston Texas as the team's offensive quality control coach in 2008 before taking the reigns as quarterbacks coach in D.C. for the 2010 season. He was fired at the conclusion of the 2013 season along with nine other staff assistants and head coach Mike Shanahan.
LaFleur joins new defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder as staff additions since the conclusion of the 2013 season. Kelly disclosed on a national radio show this month that he would take over play-calling duties vacated by previous offensive coordinator Chuck Martin, now the head coach at Miami (Ohio).
LaFleur and Robert Griffin
Martin will be replaced as offensive coordinator by current passing game coordinator/wide receivers coach, Mike Denbrock. Neither the Denbrock promotion no LaFleur hiring have yet been made official by the University.
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