The 2014 Notre Dame coaching staff appears all set now.
Can confirm former #Redskins QB coach Matt LaFleur has landed the QB coach job at Notre Dame.— Mike Jones (@MikeJonesWaPo) January 23, 2014
LaFleur had climbed steadily through college ranks before spending the last 6 seasons in the NFL.
He played receiver at Western Michigan for 2 years and transferred to Saginaw Valley State to play QB for the last 2 years of his career. Following his senior season LaFleur stayed at SVS as an offensive assistant.
Brian Kelly hired him at Central Michigan for the same position and he stayed with the Chippewas for a couple seasons before becoming the receivers and quarterbacks coach at Northern Michigan for a season and the offensive coordinator at Ashland University for another season.
LaFleur spent 2008-09 as the offensive quality control assistant with the NFL's Houston Texans. Prior to coming to Notre Dame he was the QB coach with the Washington Redskins.
He had some struggles with Donovan McNabb and Rex Grossman during his first two seasons in Washington but played a part in making Robert Griffin III a Pro Bowl quarterback in his rookie season. This past 2013 season saw more struggles as RG3 never regained his rookie production (or health) and LaFleur was rumored to be part of a faction who wished to see more playing time out of Kirk Cousins.
He was one of 10 assistants dismissed when the Redskins showed head coach Mike Shanahan the door.
Now, the young LaFleur comes to South Bend with some nice toys to work with and a fresh start.