Philadelphia Eagles coach Brian Johnson was the focus of this rumor, and he was asked about it by a real-life reporter on the ground.
#Eagles QBs coach Brian Johnson said he doesn’t know where the reports linking him to Notre Dame OC job came from.— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) February 8, 2023
“I’m not going to Notre Dame,” he said.
And that is that... don’t follow bullshit accounts on social media. or go ahead and follow them — but be smarter about who you believe. (The two accounts were something like ND Prime and CFB Watcher — a couple of hacks).
Our friend Tyler James said it best:
Remember this during coaching search season: There will be clout-chasing social media accounts taking small morsels of information reported/suggested by actual reporters and exaggerating them to make you think they know what's happening.— Tyler James (@TJamesND) February 7, 2023
Spoiler alert: They probably don't.
I can officially report that the actual news surrounding Notre Dame and its search for a new offensive coordinator is almost non-existent right now. Notre Dame is keeping things air-tight at the moment (but not the Larry Kudlow definition of air-tight) but as soon as something is reportable, a real person will report it.