Notre Dame's Chuck Martin to coach at Miami (Ohio)

Notre Dame's Chuck Martin to coach at Miami (Ohio)
December 3, 2013, 11:45 am
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According to multiple reports, Notre Dame offensive coordinator Chuck Martin accepted the head coaching position at Miami (Ohio) on Tuesday.

Irish Illustrated's Pete Sampson staked Martin out at the South Bend Airport on Tuesday, where he said the Miami gig is a "great opportunity from a head coaching standpoint." 

Miami went 0-12 this year and fired coach Don Treadwell following an 0-5 start to the season. Interim coach Mike Bath then finished the season 0-7.

Martin served as Brian Kelly's offensive coordinator for two seasons after working as a secondary coach for Notre Dame in 2010 and 2011. Prior to that, Martin was Kelly's predecessor as the head coach of D-II Grand Valley State, holding that position from 2004-2009.

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Kelly gave up play-calling duties to Martin this season.

Reaction to Martin's departure was largely positive from the Notre Dame players who took to Twitter after the news broke. Wide receiver DaVaris Daniels tweeted: "Happy for coach Martin. He recruited me. Great guy. Wish him the best!"

"I'm gonna miss Coach Martin! I wish him the best, funny great guy to have around the building and in practice hahaha," tweeted cornerback Devin Butler.

Blue-chip quarterback recruits DeShone Kizer (class of 2014) and Blake Barnett (class of 2015) both tweeted their support of Martin and don't appear to be wavering on their commitments.

Freshman quarterback Malik Zaire, though, didn't seem to take the news well. "Frustrated," he initially tweeted, then in a different tweet wrote: "It's all just a big business making moves and getting paid. #movingon"

Martin is Kelly's second offensive coordinator to take a head coaching position since coming to Notre Dame. Charley Molnar (2010-2011) accepted a position as the head coach of UMass following the 2011 season.