Jack Swarbrick held an in-house live video chat on Thursday, and the Notre Dame athletics director offered an update on football staff changes.

Swarbrick said 3 “first-tier candidates have been identified” for the offensive line coach opening.

“Really encouraged by the quality of those candidates,” he said. “That’s a process that I think will move fairly quickly.”

The AD also revealed that football will be adding a general manager-type position for player personnel, including recruiting and development. That position has become increasingly popular, and added by multiple Power 5 programs in recent years.

The offensive line opening came open after Harry Hiestand announced his retirement. Hiestand returned to Notre Dame for the 2022 season after he spent the 2018 and 2019 seasons as the offensive line coach for the Chicago Bears. His first term with the Notre Dame football program was from 2012 through 2017.

H/T Mike Berardino.