Coaching Carousel quick update: Notre Dame-Fairfield closes in on next coach

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Round and round the Coaching Carousel goes. When it'll stop, nobody knows (I kill me.)

Round and round the Coaching Carousel goes. When it’ll stop, nobody knows (I kill me.)

Notre Dame-Fairfield will be conducting interviews with eight candidates on Thursday, athletic director Rob Bleggi confirmed today. The school, he said, will likely make a decision the following week.

Bleggi said Notre Dame whittled its finalists down from 19 applicants. Some candidates, he said, might be asked to return for a second interview before Notre Dame makes its final decision.

Finalist names aren’t known.

Back in March, Notre Dame inexplicably fired Dawon Dicks after one season and a 1-9 record.

The next coach will be the school’s fifth since Jeff Bevino left for Foran in 2006.

Sean Patrick Bowley