Defensive struggles made Notre Dame coaching change inevitable

Following Notre Dame’s embarrassing 38-35 loss to Duke, which dropped the Fighting Irish to 1-3 on the young season, it was virtually assured that change was needed in South Bend.

One major change came within 24 hours when Notre Dame fired defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder.

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