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Now that current offensive coordinator Charley Molnar has taken the job at UMass, a new coordinator will need to be named for the 2012 season and beyond.
A number of candidates have been rumored for the position, as my colleague, David Young, pointed out in an article published last week.
A number of candidates outside the program are included in his slideshow, but the most likely candidate is already with the Fighting Irish.
Current offensive line coach and run-game coordinator Ed Warinner is an excellent man for the job. Warinner boasts a plethora of experience, having been the offensive line coach of Air Force's offense that led the nation in rushing for the 2002 season.
Aside from his time at Air Force, Warinner has also served as offensive line coach at Army and Illinois.
Yet, it was his three years as offensive coordinator at Kansas that gained Warinner some notoriety in football circles. The Jayhawks spread attack was nearly unstoppable during his three seasons as coordinator.
As you can see, Ed Warinner would be a smart choice to replace Charley Molnar.