Former Ohio State star Marcus Freeman has landed a new gig, and he will be able to stay in the midwest for it.

The former linebacker for the Buckeyes started his coaching career as a graduate assistant for Ohio State in 2010 on Jim Tressel’s staff. Also on that staff was Luke Fickell, a coach Freeman reunited with as Fickell’s defensive coordinator at Cincinnati from 2017 through 2020.

Now, Freeman is on the move, landing the DC role for Notre Dame on Friday. The school shared the announcement on Twitter:

Other reports had linked Freeman to the DC opening at LSU, but many reported Freeman had a desire to stick in the midwest.

After getting his coaching start at Ohio State, Freeman saw stints at Kent State and Purdue (from 2013-16) before joining up with Fickell and the Bearcats.

As a player, Freeman compiled 264 total tackles, 21.5 TFL, 6.0 sacks, and two interceptions. His best season came in 2007 when Freeman had 109 total tackles and the Buckeyes advanced to the BCS Championship. Unfortunately, the Buckeyes lost that game to LSU.

Best of luck to Freeman at his next destination!