Former NFL QB Byron Leftwich reached out to Notre Dame about the Offensive Coordinator position last week. He and Head Coach Marcus Freeman have stayed in contact as Leftwich remains a serious candidate for the job, as per Grace Remington 247 sports.

Notre Dame’s previous Offensive Coordinator Tommy Rees recently left the program to take over the same position under Nick Saban at Alabama.

Leftwich was recently the Offensive Coordinator of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He had a ten-year career in the NFL, which included being Ben Roethlisberger’s backup when the Pittsburgh Steelers won Super Bowl XLIII.

Leftwich helped the Buccaneers win Super Bowl LV as their Offensive Coordinator before he was let go after this past season.

Former NFL QB Byron Leftwich. Photo courtsey of