College Football

Irish make Freeman promotion official

(AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Notre Dame has completed a whirlwind coaching search that never seriously left campus, promoting defensive coordinator Marcus Freeman to coach of the Fighting Irish on Friday.

Freeman, 35, takes over less than a week after Brian Kelly's surprising departure for LSU with the Irish still in contention for the College Football Playoff.

Notre Dame posted a video on social media of Freeman being introduced to the team at a morning workout for the first time as head coach.

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