Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham has already had to make one new hire to his staff this offseason after another Power Five program lured away an assistant. He might have to make another — and at a major spot.

Offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig is reportedly a person of interest for Notre Dame as the Fighting Irish look to fill their open OC position.

According to FootballScoop’s John Brice, head coach Marcus Freeman and the Irish are vetting Ludwig along with a pool of other candidates that includes Washington’s Ryan Grubb, Colorado’s first-year OC Sean Lewis, and NFL assistant Byron Leftwich.

In the report, Brice quoted a former colleague of Ludwig’s saying a potential move to South Bend would be “a home run” for Notre Dame.

Notre Dame is looking to replace Tommy Rees, who departed last week for Alabama. Because Notre Dame is a private university, it does not have to release official contracts, but Rees’ salary last season was believed to be around $2 million.

According to USA Today’s coaching salary database, Ludwig made $1.25 million in 2022.

Ludwig just wrapped the fourth year of his second full-time stint on the Utah football coaching staff in 2022.