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Incidentally, Wikipedia (I know, user edited) has this listed for his coaching career:

 

<pre>Lyght began a career in coaching in 2009, following several years of working in private business and as a football analyst on radio. His first position was as an assistant football coach at Bishop Gorman High School in Summerlin, Nevada. While on staff, the team won back-to-back state championships in 2009 and 2010.

 

In 2011, Lyght joined the staff at the University of Oregon as a defensive intern under head coach Chip Kelly. Lyght was initially contacted about the open position by Ducks defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti, who happened to be an assistant coach with the Rams during Lyght's playing days.[8]

 

Lyght was named assistant defensive backs coach for the Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL in 2013.[9] The hiring reunited him with Eagles head coach Chip Kelly, who had departed Oregon for the Eagles following the 2012 season.

 

Following the 2014 season, Lyght was hired by Vanderbilt to be their cornerbacks coach.[10]

 

In February of 2015, Lyght was hired by the University of Notre Dame to replace Kerry Cooks as defensive backs coach.[11]</pre>

 

Mind you, the source they are siting is 247 Sports, so take it for what you will.

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Sounds that way.

 

On Feb. 2, Irish247 mentioned him as a potential replacement for Kerry Cooks, who left to coach defensive backs at the University of Oklahoma.

 

In addition to our report, Lyght was not present during Vanderbilt's Signing Day festivities yesterday.

 

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According to Vandy sources, we're told Lyght was offered the position two days ago and he accepted. We're told this is a "done deal" and Lyght will officially join the staff soon.

http://notredame.247sports.com/Article/Todd-Lyght-Expected-To-Join-Notre-Dame-Staff-35423374

 

I would be surprised if Hoke came on board, he's talked about staying out of coaching for a year and has been strongly denying the ND rumor.

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Sounds that way.

 

http://notredame.247sports.com/Article/Todd-Lyght-Expected-To-Join-Notre-Dame-Staff-35423374

 

I would be surprised if Hoke came on board, he's talked about staying out of coaching for a year and has been strongly denying the ND rumor.

 

If Hoke came aboard you know it would only be a short term deal. I doubt any more then a year. He'd be looking for a head coaching gig.

 

For as average as our program has been the coaches are in high demand

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II reporting it is official: Lyght to coach at ND!

Nice hire, getting an alum who had a great college and pro career. That should matter on the recruiting trail.

 

Doesn't have a lot of recruiting experience but handled Buncom's recruitment while at Vandy and he had high praise for the way he goes about his business. Has ties at all three level so that's always good.

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