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Reports: Vanderbilt set to hire Notre Dame DC Clark Lea

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Lea is a 2004 Vanderbilt graduate.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: APR 13 Notre Dame Spring Game Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg and Banner Society’s Steven Godfrey are both reporting that Vanderbilt will announce Notre Dame defensive coordinator and Vanderbilt alum Clark Lea as the program’s next head coach later this week.

My opinion of this is that I would have liked Jamey Chadwell better, but this is acceptable, and Lea might also have a higher floor than Chadwell or Will Healy, who I really didn’t want. He also gets the culture at Vanderbilt better than probably anyone.

That said, Lea also doesn’t have a track record as a head coach so we don’t entirely know what we’re getting, but the people who liked the Club Lit nonsense think he’s boring, which honestly gets me on board with this better than telling me he’s exciting and high energy.

And now, we wait for this to be official. Hey, we could do a hell of a lot worse than the defensive coordinator for a likely playoff team.