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Thursday, January 5, 2012
Former Irish assistants moving around

By Matt Fortuna

Former Notre Dame assistants Rob Ianello and John Latina have taken new jobs at Kansas and Duke, respectively.

Ianello, who coached Irish receivers and served as recruiting coordinator from 2005-08, was hired by Charlie Weis to perform the same duties with the Jayhawks. He was promoted to assistant head coach for offense in 2009 and was the Irish's interim coach after Weis was fired.

Ianello is coming off a two-year stint as Akron's head coach.

Latina, meanwhile, joins David Cutcliffe's Blue Devils staff as an offensive line coach, the same role he served at Notre Dame from 2005-08. He was Akron's offensive coordinator the past two seasons.

Former Irish quarterback coach (2007-09) Ron Powlus joined Weis' Kansas staff Dec. 13.