Notre Dame has hired Harry Hiestand to coach its offensive line and coordinate the running game.
Hiestand spent the last two seasons at Tennessee, and he replaces Ed Warinner, who departed to join new Ohio State coach Urban Meyer's staff after the season.
Coach Brian Kelly announced the move Wednesday.
"Harry is one of the best offensive line coaches in college football, and we are fortunate to have him on our staff," Kelly said in a school release. "When I was searching to fill this position, I asked some of the most respected offensive line coaches in football whom they would recommend and Harry's name was routinely mentioned as one of the best. His history of developing NFL-caliber offensive linemen speaks for itself, and I know our linemen will learn a lot from him."
Hiestand spent the past two years at Tennessee after working with the offensive line for the Chicago Bears from 2005-09. He also coached the offensive line at Illinois (1997-2004) and at Missouri from (1994-96). He is a former offensive coordinator at Cincinnati.
"I've been on the one side in the college game when I've prepared players to reach their dream of making it to the NFL. I know what it takes to help guys get to that point and what the players are looking for from me in their coaching," Hiestand said in a school release. "I have also been on the other side in the NFL and had conversations with college scouts and the general managers about what they are looking for in college players. Having been on both sides of the fence will make me a better college coach at Notre Dame."