Brian Kelly and Matt LaFleur are once again reunited.
Head coach Brian Kelly, under whom LaFleur served as an assistant at Central Michigan, said he expects Notre Dame quarterbacks to excel under LaFleur’s guidance:
He was a major factor in the success not only of two rookies, Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins, but was also crucial in the resurgence of Rex Grossman’s career, who in 2010 under LaFleur established numerous career bests.
My respect for Matt goes back to his time as an outstanding quarterback at Saginaw Valley State. He was an incredible competitor and displayed all the characteristics a coach would want in his signal callers. That competitive drive to succeed was on display everyday during his time with me at Central Michigan. He will develop our quarterbacks at Notre Dame to the highest level. I’m thrilled to have him on our coaching staff (UND.com).
Back when Kelly was the head coach at Grand Valley State, LaFleur made his first career start at Saginaw Valley State against Kelly’s Lakers. LaFleur led the Cardinals to a 28-21 victory.