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Notre Dame Football: Irish announce promotions of Brian Polian and Mike Elston


COLLEGE FOOTBALL: APR 13 Notre Dame Spring Game Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

On Monday, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish announced a couple of title bumps / job alterations to a couple of Kelly’s most loyal lieutenants via a press release:

Kelly Announces Promotions for Polian, Elston

NOTRE DAME, Indiana — University of Notre Dame Dick Corbett Head Football Coach Brian Kelly announced two promotions on his staff Monday. Brian Polian has been named associate head coach, in addition to his special teams coordinator title, while Mike Elston will continue to serve as Bob and Leslie Mohr Family Defensive Line Coach and has added the titles of recruiting coordinator and run game coordinator.

“These were two very beneficial moves as we continue to develop our staff,” said Kelly. “As special teams coordinator, Brian Polian engages with a lot of the team on a regular basis and in implementing game day decisions. He is essential in helping us understand NCAA legislation, and in building relationships within and beyond our program. Likewise, Mike Elston has done a tremendous job in recruiting and is a natural fit in that role. He has had success designing and organizing our recruiting efforts, and we look forward to him leading us there. Additionally, his expertise with the defensive line can assist us in our run game preparation and coordination.”