Derek Mason's work restocking the Vanderbilt roster didn't end on National Signing Day. If a 247Sports report is true, he'll have to find a new cornerbacks coach soon.
Tom Loy reports that Todd Lyght will leave the Commodores to take an assistant coaching role at Notre Dame. Lyght starred as a cornerback for the Fighting Irish from 1987 to 1990:
According to multiple sources, Irish247 has learned that former Notre Dame cornerback and NFL first round draft pick Todd Lyght is expected to return to South Bend on the Irish coaching staff.
- Tom Loy, 247Sports.
Lyght was officially hired by Vanderbilt on January 14th of this year. It depends on when the Notre Dame news becomes official, but there's a good chance that he doesn't even make it a full month with the Commodores. He had been brought in to mentor a young and talented VU secondary that struggled after losing all four starters from the 2013 campaign. Now, Mason and the 'Dores will have to find a new assistant to mold players like Torren McGaster, Darrius Sims, and Tre Bell into an SEC-caliber defensive unit.