"He's made a great recovery and I think will be energized by this
move. Notre Dame got a guy who is a real plus for the program."
Former Tennessee offensive line coach Harry Hiestand is still waiting
on his official introduction at Notre Dame, which figures to happen
late this week to early next week.
Hiestand will replace Ed Warinner, who left for a job at Ohio State
earlier this month. Running backs coach Tim Hinton (Ohio State
assistant) and offensive coordinator Charley Molnar (UMass head coach)
were the other two offseason departures.
Former ND safeties coach Chuck Martin flipped to offense and will
serve as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
Scott Booker, the other recent coaching hire, still hasn't had his
on-field duties defined, but the former Irish offensive intern will
stay on the offensive side of the ball.
He is already out making connections on the recruiting trail with
juniors in Pennsylvania and Georgia.
"My impression of Booker is he could be a real rising star in
recruiting," Lemming said. "He's got the personality for it, and I
think you'll see the results of that in the next recruiting cycle."
Staff writer Eric Hansen: