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College Football: Notre Dame OC Mike Denbrock to miss part of camp after surgery

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Updated: September 5, 2014 6:29AM



Notre Dame will be without offensive coordinator Mike Denbrock for the first few weeks of preseason camp as he recovers from an undisclosed surgical procedure. The surgery took place last week.

“I’m resting and feeling better every day, but I won’t be able to join the team for the beginning of preseason camp,” Denbrock said in a statement. “Safe to say, I’m already chomping at the bit to get back with the guys.”

Coach Brian Kelly will assume Denbrock’s role during his absence. Denbrock also coaches the wide receivers. Notre Dame opens camp Monday at Culver Academies.

“Mike is doing extremely well and everyone associated with the program looks forward to his return,” Kelly said in a statement.

Denbrock served as the interim offensive coordinator after Chuck Martin left to become the coach at Miami (Ohio) early last December. Denbrock held the role through the Pinstripe Bowl and gained the promotion to his current duties in January. Kelly will be calling plays for the offense this fall.

Denbrock is in his eighth season at Notre Dame. He coached the offensive tackles and tight ends from 2002-04. He returned in 2010. He was the tight ends coach and then became the outside receivers/passing game coordinator.



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