Notre Dame reportedly will retain key staffer despite push from Michigan
Notre Dame is expected to retain recruiting director Chad Bowden for the 2024 season, according to a report.
That’s per FootballScoop’s John Brice, who notes that Bowden was being pursued by Michigan and new head coach Sherrone Moore. Instead, Bowden will remain in South Bend to continue the progress he’s helped make on the recruiting trail for the Fighting Irish.
Per the report, Bowden was being courted by Michigan for a “general manager-type” role as the Wolverines begin the Moore era in Ann Arbor.
Bowden has been a significant part of Notre Dame’s recruiting efforts over the past couple of years. He was initially hired at Notre Dame by Freeman after he was named head coach following the 2021 season. Bowden and Freeman previously overlapped at Cincinnati.
Notre Dame has made significant strides on the recruiting trail and the Irish don’t appear to be slowing down any time soon. Notre Dame currently holds the No. 1-ranked class in the country for the 2025 recruiting cycle, per 247Sports Composite rankings.
Bowden also helped Notre Dame sign a top-10 class during the 2024 recruiting cycle, according to 247Sports Composite rankings.
Bowden is the son of former baseball general manager Jim Bowden.