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Source: Autry Denson expected to be Notre Dame’s new RB coach

| Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Former Irish star running back Autry Denson is expected to be Notre Dame’s next running backs coach, a source confirmed to The Observer.

Denson, Notre Dame’s all-time leading rusher, spent the 2014 season as the running backs coach at Miami (Ohio) and was hired in January for the same role at South Florida.

Former Irish running backs coach Tony Alford left Notre Dame earlier this month for a position at Ohio State.

From 2011 to 2013, Denson coached running backs at Bethune-Cookman.

Denson piled up an Irish record 4,318 rushing yards from 1995 to 1998, breaking the previous record set by former Irish running back Allen Pinkett. Denson’s 43 rushing touchdowns are second in Notre Dame history behind Pinkett’s 49.

Multiple reports Tuesday afternoon said Denson is expected to join the Irish staff.

Notre Dame is scheduled to begin spring practice March 2.

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