Notre Dame’s Charley Molnar May Be UMass’ Next Football Coach

A report says that UMass athletic director John McCutcheon met with Molnar over the weekend in Pittsburgh. McCutcheon came away from the meeting “so pleased he moved Molnar to the top of his wish list” as the replacement for Kevin Morris.

Charley Molnar is currently the offensive coorfinator at Notre Dame, under Brian Kelly. Molnar has been at three separate MAC schools in the past. He worked at Central Michigan, with Kelly, as well as Western Michigan, Eastern Michigan and Kent State.

That’s a lot of experience in the Michigan market. Maybe most impressive was the job Kelly and Molnar did at Central Michigan. During the 2006 season, Central Michigan’s offense ranked first in the MAC in scoring and second in passing. The team won 10 games for the first time since 1979, on the way winning its Mid-American Conference division, the MAC championship and getting a victory in the Motor City Bowl.

More recently, in 2011, his Notre Dame team average 30.5 points per game.

This could be the guy in McCutcheon’s eyes.

[via The Boston Globe]