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Sources: Notre Dame adding Richmond coach to work with O-line

Last Saturday, Richmond fell to rival James Madison in a game that helped the top-ranked Dukes secure a top seed in the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs and ultimately eliminated Richmond from an at-large berth.

By Monday, Trevor Mendelson was on his way to the next step in his rising young coaching future: at prestigious Notre Dame.

Mendelson joined Brian Kelly's Fighting Irish staff this week after one season coaching the Spiders' tight ends and the previous two spent on Dave Clawson's Wake Forest staff.

At Notre Dame, Mendelson will be the Fighting Irish's assistant offensive line coach and work intimately with veteran line coach Jeff Quinn.

Mendelson is tasked with helping Notre Dame rebuild its offensive front, which is replacing star players Liam Eichenberg and Robert Hainsey, among others.

The Irish during their ongoing spring camp often have worked with multiple true- and redshirt-freshmen players along their offensive front.

Mendelson is a former standout player at Marshall, where he helped the Thundering Herd to a Conference USA title and postseason win while also earning Academic All-Conference USA honors.

Notre Dame has just a handful of practices remaining in its spring camp; the Irish host their annual Blue & Gold Game Saturday, May 1.

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