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Report: New Vanderbilt head coach Clark Lea has hired his first coordinator

According to a report today, Clark Lea has hired his first coordinator at Vanderbilt.

Pete Thamel tweets that Syracuse special teams coach Just Lustig has agreed to become the new special teams coordinator for the Commodores, and that a deal is being finalized.

Under Dino Babers at Syracuse, Lustig added the trusted title of assistant head coach in February of 2019 and is also in his third season coaching the outside wide receivers after joining Baber's staff originally working with the running backs.

Over the past several seasons, Lustig's special teams have ranked near the top nationally in a number of key categories and ranked second among FBS teams in ESPN's special teams efficiency rating metrics.

Lea has been public in sharing that his primary focus is preparing his Notre Dame defense for their final games as they are set to face off against top seed Alabama on Friday night.

While having to juggle dual roles, Lea stated yesterday that his "singular focus" in on Alabama and their Rose Bowl match up.

Once their run in the college football playoff is up, Lea will shift his full attention to Vanderbilt and filling out the rest of his staff.

Stay tuned to The Scoop for the latest.

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