If Notre Dame was going to hire a former NFL head coach who has a Super Bowl ring and currently works as a TV analyst, most people thought it would be Jon Gruden.
But could it be Brian Billick?
As John Taylor writes at College Football Talk, Spencer Tillman of CBS Sports identified Billick, the former Baltimore Ravens head coach who led the Ravens to the Super Bowl XXXV title in 2000, as a candidate for the head-coaching job at Notre Dame.
Billick has some experience in college football, both as a player (first at Air Force and then, after transferring, at BYU) and as an assistant coach (at Redlands, BYU, San Diego State, Utah State and Stanford). But he hasn’t been involved in college football in any capacity since 1991.
Still, Notre Dame is said to want a candidate with a proven track record as a successful head coach. Billick’s status as a Super Bowl-winning head coach could make him seem like a credible choice for the decision-makers in South Bend.