Notre Dame is expected to promote Marcus Freeman to its head coaching position, per multiple reports.

The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman verified that report on Wednesday night.

Freeman is in his first season as Notre Dame’s defensive coordinator. He previously held that role for Cincinnati.

Former Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly was named head coach at LSU on Tuesday. He had been in South Bend since 2011.

Freeman beat out other possible candidates for the job such as Luke Fickell and Matt Cambell.

Notre Dame is in the hunt for the College Football Playoff. The Fighting Irish have an 11-1 record and are No. 6 in the current CFP rankings.