Finally, a new name to kick around a little bit when it comes to the Notre Dame coaching vacancy.
The Hartford Courant, on the other hand, is reporting that their sources are not hearing that the two sides have spoken.
The 11-year Huskies coach has been at UConn since their switch to Div. 1-A in 1999, and has overseen the construction of a solid BcS program. His coaching job this season, especially how he held the football program together in the wake of the Jasper Howard tragedy, has brought kudos and plaudits to Edsall and raised his national profile.
Has that profile been raised enough to make him a viable candidate for an opening such as Notre Dame? Given his defensive background, and the Irish’s utter lack of defensive prowess, his candidacy most certainly should be taken seriously by the school.