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Boise State football: Mike Sanford leaving to be offensive coordinator at Notre Dame

Boise State loses offensive coordinator Mike Sanford to Boise Statew ho is taking the same position at Notre Dame.

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The Boise State Broncos are losing offensive coordinator Mike Sanford to Notre Dame in the same capacity, this was first reported by Irish247 and other news outlets are reporting the news. While it is not official, it is pretty much official as long as Sanford doesn't mess up.

Seeing Sanford leave to a big time program is not that much of a shock, but it is a shock of the timing and other jobs he has pulled his name out of, notable with Ohio State. Sanford was never offered the job with the Buckeyes but he removed himself from consideration, but the Ohio State gig seems to be a better job.

Sanford is on a meteoric rise as he spent one year at Boise State and prior to that he was at Stanford where he coached the running backs in both 2011 and 2012, and then coached quarterbacks and wide receivers in 2013.

In his one year running Boise State's offense, the Broncos ranked as one of the best in the country, and that is the production that Notre Dame would love to have.

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Notre Dame is in the midst of a staff change up with running backs coach and recruiting coordinator left for Ohio State, and the Irish do have an offensive coordinator on staff in Mike Denbrock. Denbrock was promoted to run the offense in 2014 from coaching the wide receivers, but he reports are he is moving to more of a recruiting, and making way for Sanford to run the offense.

Sanford also has ties to Notre Dame. His dad was an assistant coach for the Irish from 1997-98, and the elder Sanford currently the head coach of Indiana State, which is just a few hours from South Bend.

It is too early to tell who will be the next offensive coordinator for Boise State.