The Notre Dame Fighting Irish will have to replace another coach this offseason. Cornerbacks coach, Todd Lyght, will no longer be on the Notre Dame staff moving forward.
Lyght is a legend at Notre Dame with a career that included a national championship and two consensus All-American seasons. He was the #5 overall pick in the 1991 NFL Draft, and had a stellar pro career with the Rams and Lions. Lyght began coaching the Irish in 2015 and helped develop guys like KeiVarae Russell and Julian Love.
There is no word on what Lyght may do next, but this seems to be something that he wanted to do as his family still lives in California. Good luck to Todd in the future.
Brian Kelly announces cornerbacks coach Todd Lyght will not return to the staff for a sixth season. Lyght’s family is based in California and his departure had been expected.— Pete Sampson (@PeteSampson_) January 2, 2020
As was the case with hiring Lance Taylor a year ago, Notre Dame has a chance for a recruiting upgrade.
The Irish will now have a second spot to fill on the staff with both Chip Long and Todd Lyght gone. I have no names to offer as a replacement, but I’m sure there will be some lists going around in the near future. It was just two years ago that Notre Dame hired Terry Joseph to coach safeties after the departure of Mike Elko.