After the departure of Chip Long and subsequent promotion of Tommy Rees to offensive coordinator, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish had a vacancy to fill with the position of tight ends coach. Looks like they have found their guy in John McNulty.
Irish Illustrated reported on January 29th that McNulty was the top man for the job after interviewing with the Notre Dame staff as was expected to get the position. From the below February 8th tweet by Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports and The Athletic, looks like that hire is definitely happening.
SOURCE: Former Rutgers OC John McNulty, an analyst at #PennState, is expected to become the new tight ends coach at #NotreDame. He has coached in the NFL for the Cowboys, Cardinals, Chargers, Jags & Bucs.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) February 8, 2020
McNulty spent last season as an offensive analyst with the Penn State Nittany Lions, his alma mater. Prior to that, McNulty was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach with the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. He held the same positions at Rutgers from 2004 to 2008 in addition to being the wide receivers coach. McNulty also has collegiate coaching experience with the UConn Huskies and some other team from Ann Arbor.
McNulty also has more than a decade of NFL coaching experience working with the likes of Antonio Gates, Hunter Henry, Larry Fitzgerald, Jimmy Smith, and more.
With the exception of the 2007 season at Rutgers where McNulty’s offense posted school record for total offense (5,841 yards), points scored (421) and first downs (295), he hasn’t quite found success as a coordinator. However, history has shown he knows what he’s doing as offensive position coach.
The Irish open the season against Navy in Ireland on August 29th.