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Notre Dame hires LaFleur as QB coach

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 24, 2014 at 5:18 pm •  Published: January 24, 2014

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly has hired former Washington Redskins quarterbacks coach Matt LaFleur to hold the same position for the Fighting Irish.

LaFleur was fired, along with most of the Redskins staff, after a 3-13 season. He was an offensive assistant under Kelly at Central Michigan in 2004 and 2005.

"This is a tremendous opportunity to once again work with Coach Kelly — who I believe is the best head coach in the country," LaFleur said. "I'm extremely honored to be a member of such an outstanding coaching staff and join the premier program in college football. The history and tradition at this university is unmatched. I can't begin to describe my excitement to get started."

LaFleur was an offensive assistant for the Houston Texans before taking the job with the Redskins, where he helped tutor Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins. In 2012, Griffin became the first Redskins rookie quarterback selected to the Pro Bowl, led Washington to its first NFC East title in 13 years and set rookie records for passer rating (102.4), rushing yards by a quarterback (815) and lowest percentage of passes had intercepted (1.3).

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