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Notre Dame A-D Sees More Names than Actual Candidates
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick says there are far more people being mentioned for the school's head coaching job than there are candidates.

Swarbrick would not disclose how many people he has contacted about the job. He began reaching out to candidates Tuesday, and said he is consulting with a search firm.

He also said he's contacted people who know the candidates he has identified. He also has talked with former coaches and a former athletic director of "national prominence" about the search.

Swarbrick spent part of Wednesday meeting with assistant coaches to hear their ambitions and try to help them. He also met with some players to get their perspective on the coaching staff.

Swarbrick hopes to have a decision Friday on whether Notre Dame (6-6) will go to a bowl.

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