Notre Dame is in need of a new offensive coordinator after watching Tommy Rees bolt for Alabama. The Fighting Irish will need to keep looking after one of their top candidates bowed out of the Notre Dame OC race.

Kansas State’s Collin Klein has decided to return to the Wildcats, via The Athletic’s Max Olson. Klein interviewed with Notre Dame and had conversations about the offensive coordinator vacancy. However, he has ultimately decided to return to Kansas State.

At the beginning of the 2022 season, Collin Klein was promoted to Kansas State’s offensive coordinator. He started his tenure with the Wildcats in 2017 as the team’s quarterback coach. He was the team’s co-offensive coordinator/QB coach before returning to just coaching K-State’s quarterbacks from 2019-2021.