Dell technologies is helping transition to remote working

first_imgFacebook Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Advertisement Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival BusinessLimerickNewsDell technologies is helping transition to remote workingBy Staff Reporter – July 10, 2020 241 Linkedin Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Email Coffee photo created by peoplecreations – www.freepik.comNEW technology, an inclusive company culture and strong leadership can help employees working from home to enhance their careers.That was the underlying message from a webinar hosted by Dell Technologies and Technologies Ireland in which businesses leaders, technologists and HR professionals outlined the range of opportunities available to .Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Senior managers from Dell Technologies highlighted existing supports open to eligible Irish SMEs to help fund the critical technology needs of a remote workforce.Dell Technologies has rolled out a payment flexibility programme which includes zero interest rates for all server, storage and networking solutions and up to a 180-day payment deferral. The company has made $9 billion available this year to help fund IT investment by businesses.Dell Technologies Ireland managing director Jason Ward said that many businesses have had to cope with adapting to working remotely for the first time while also managing their entire workforce.“In order to remain competitive many have had to transform their business model overnight. From sharing our own decade long experience of managing a remote workforce to providing the technology needed to support employees working from home, Dell Technologies has been helping businesses in recent months to accelerate their digital transformation journeys.”“Our payment flexibility programme is one of the ways we are helping Irish SMEs to revaluate IT priorities to drive business continuity in the ‘new normal’.Through this programme and our latest technology, Irish businesses can harness the opportunities of a remote workforce and invest in their digital future while also preserving liquidity over the coming months,” Mr Ward explained.Technology Ireland Director Una Fitzpatrick said that maintaining a connected workforce was now a priority for businesses in all sectors.“Although many businesses now have employees working from home, many are still struggling with how to successfully manage a remote workforce and protect the health and safety of employees working from home,” she added.“The webinar provided an opportunity to highlight the role technology can play in not only maintaining workforce productivity but ensuring that innovation continues to flourish – irrespective of where employees are located.“The lessons learnt from Dell Technologies’ own journey of flexible working can empower others to create a culture and environment that enables employees to do their best work whether at home or returning to the office.”center_img WhatsApp Print TAGSDell TechnologiesKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Twitter Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Previous articleShannon training programmes go virtualNext articleCity overlooked as two junior ministries go to the county Staff Reporter last_img read more

Earnest Patrick, 91

first_imgEarnest Patrick, 91, of Batesville, formerly of Holton passed away at 3:30am, Thursday, October 5, 2017 at his residence. He was born at Lee City in Wolfe County, Kentucky on October 28, 1925 the son of George and Fannie Hollon Patrick. He was married to Bonnie June Peebles on October 7, 1945 and she preceded him in death on July 18, 2004. He was married to Olga Lipphardt on December 17, 2007 and she survives. Other survivors include one son Earnest (Christy) Patrick, Jr. of Versailles; two daughters Joyce Horn of Madison and Janet (Floyd) Forwalt of Holton; step-sons Michael (Barbara) Hendrix of Batesville, Timothy (Sara) Hendrix of Carmel, and Karl (Beverly) Hendrix of Batesville; step-daughter Joyce (Norman) Banks of Columbia, Tennessee; 9 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren,  and ,19 great-great-grandchildren; three brothers Richard (Bert) Patrick of Flemingsburg, Kentucky, Goble (Jacqueline) Patrick of Versailles, and Lester (Juanita) Patrick of Cincinnati; one sister Edith Mink of Clay City, Kentucky. He was also preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Chester and Virgil Patrick, step-son John Etchison, and his son-in-law Wayne Horn. Mr. Patrick was employed with DT Construction in Columbus and had also worked at Fernald in Hamilton, Ohio. Earnie was a member of the Hope Baptist Church and the Holton Masonic Lodge. Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 9th at 10:30am at the Hope Baptist Church at Dillsboro with Bro. Tom Holt officiating. Burial will be in the Tanglewood Cemetery. Visitation will be on Sunday from 4pm to 6pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 9:30am until time of services Monday at the church. The Holton Masonic Lodge will conduct services at 6pm, Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the Hope Baptist Church in care of the funeral home.last_img read more

Phil Jagielka’s imminent return set to boost Everton’s defensive options

first_imgThe imminent return of captain Phil Jagielka has persuaded Everton manager Roberto Martinez that he does not have to bring in cover for Tyias Browning in January after the youngster was ruled out for the remainder of the season. “We always look at how the squad is in every window but if you are going to have three injuries in your goalkeeping positions you are not going to keep four goalkeepers just in case,” he told the Liverpool Echo. “I think we need to be realistic. Our squad is big enough, our squad is strong and we have a great balance of experience and talent. “We are going to have Tyias Browning out for the season but we are going to get Phil Jagielka back very, very soon and we have got Bryan Oviedo to come back as well so the players are at the football club. “On the plus side is that we have performed really well having five first-team defenders out of the line-up. “It is a real sign of the development of the young players here and I wouldn’t bring players here just for the sake of it.” Press Associationcenter_img Browning, who has made six first-team appearances this campaign as cover for Seamus Coleman at right-back, underwent surgery on a knee injury earlier this month. Martinez revealed the 21-year-old will be out until the summer but with Jagielka, sidelined since the end of October with a knee problem of his own, due to make his comeback in the next couple of weeks and Bryan Oviedo edging closer to fitness after a hamstring injury, the manager feels his side can cope even though they only have two senior centre-backs in John Stones and Ramiro Funes Mori. last_img read more

Bernard Tekpetey secures promotion to Bundesliga with Paderborn

first_imgBlack Stars striker, Bernard Terkpetey has secured promotion to the German Bundesliga with SC Paderborn 07 despite losing on the final day of the Bundesliga II season.Paderborn finished second on the Bundesliga II table on goal advantage after ending on 57 points with Union Berlin.Paderborn lost 3-1 to Dynamo Dresden on the final day, but Union Berlin’s failure to beat Bochum, handed the advantage to Paderborn who had a better goal difference.Tekpetey was introduced into the game in the second half as Pardeborn finished on 57 points in second position behind FC Cologne who had already qualified.Union Berlin finished 3rd.Paderborn return to the Bundesliga following their relegation in the 2014/2015 season after just one season in the German top division.last_img

Latest: Chelsea 2 Bolton 1

first_imgOscar’s long-range effort 10 minutes into the second half put Chelsea within sight of the fourth round of the Capital One Cup.Matt Mills equalised for Bolton after Kurt Zouma had scored on his Chelsea debut to put them ahead at Stamford Bridge.But the lead was restored when Oscar belted home from 30 yards.Andre Schurrle had been at the heart of the early action as the Blues dominated, firing wide and then seeing an in-swinging left-wing free-kick palmed to safety by the outstanding Andy Lonergan.Bolton keeper Lonergan then did brilliantly to tip Schurrle’s 16th-minute free-kick onto the bar as Chelsea continued to attack.And the German went close again when he cut in from the left and sent a low shot wide from near the edge of the penalty area.The breakthrough for Chelsea eventually came when Bolton were unable to clear Oscar’s corner and after headers from Gary Cahill and then Loic Remy, Zouma fired into the net from close range.Mohamed Salah then almost doubled with the lead when he curled wide from near the edge of the penalty area.Chelsea seemed to be in complete control but were suddenly pegged back when centre-back Mills rose to head home Liam Feeney’s free-kick.Loic Remy is making his first start for Chelsea, whose line-up also includes keeper Petr Cech, who is captaining the team, Mohamed Salah and Nathan Ake.Dutch youngster Ake would have put the hosts back in front in spectacular fashion had Lonergan not managed to push away his 30-yarder shortly before the break.Bolton rode their luck early in the second half when Darren Pratley escaped after handling the ball in the area.And Lonergan produced another fine save to tip over Oscar’s near-post header from Schurrle’s right-wing free-kick.But Oscar eventually did find a way past the Wanderers stopper to put Jose Mourinho’s side back in the driving seat.Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Cech; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Cahill, Luis; Mikel, Ake; Salah, Oscar, Schurrle; Remy.Subs: Schwarzer, Ivanovic, Hazard, Drogba, Matic, Christensen, Baker.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Dock workers and port organizations urged to begin labor talks

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A number of trade associations (including the National Pork Producers Council) this week sent a letter to the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), urging them to begin early discussions on a contract extension or a new contract covering operations at West Coast shipping ports. Those groups, which represent, respectively, dock workers and the companies that own West Coast port facilities, in 2014 and into early 2015 were involved in protracted labor talks and a work slowdown that negatively affected U.S. exporters.The U.S. meat and poultry sectors lost an estimated $40 million a week during the slowdown. The two sides in early 2015 signed a new five-year contract (retroactive to July 1, 2014) that expires June 30, 2019. NPPC and the other organizations, representing manufacturers, farmers and agribusinesses, wholesalers, retailers, importers, exporters, distributors, transportation and logistics providers and other supply chain stakeholders, urged the ILWU and PMA to conclude negotiations before that date.They also suggested developing a new model, including early and continuous dialogue between the parties, for future negotiations and called on the union and the port association “to avoid actions that would slow, stop, or disrupt cargo movement during negotiations.” They urged the sides to maintain the arbitration mechanisms in the existing contract until a new final agreement is reached. “Agreeing early to a long-term contract will provide the stability and predictability our collective members need, while protecting against any self-inflicted harm to the broader U.S. economy,” said the 113 trade associations in their letter.last_img read more

ALPART Gives $2.6 Million to Assist Students

first_img They had to have an average of 90 per cent and more This year they sought to give two high school students five-year scholarships Story Highlights Alpart has provided educational assistance to 625 students in South Manchester and St. Elizabeth As part of its quest to support the development of children, Alumina Partners of Jamaica (Alpart), through its Community Council, has provided educational assistance to 625 students in South Manchester, and St. Elizabeth, valued at $2.6 million.Speaking at a back-to-school ceremony, held at the Alpart Sports Club, in Nain, St. Elizabeth, on August 15, Administrator of the Council, Camilla Blake, explained that the educational programme, now in its third year, has reached more students than in previous times.“The programme assists needy students at all levels of the educational spectrum -early childhood level, primary level, secondary level and tertiary level – and they are all drawn from the communities neighbouring Alpart,” he noted.While the initiative has catered to all categories of students, this year they sought to give two high school students five-year scholarships that would take them through their secondary education.“They had to have an average of 90 per cent and more. Applicants had to demonstrate financial need, and they had to have a good record of discipline and potential at their school; and took part in extra curricula activities, because we are looking for rounded individuals,” Miss Blake said.“We had 17 applicants who fit the criteria outlined. After an interview process and deliberations, the two successful students were selected, and a decision was made by management that hard work should be rewarded, so each of the other 15 applicants will receive a grant valued at $15,000 for their first year at high school,” she said.Meanwhile, Member of Parliament for South Manchester, Hon. Michael Peart, provided educational support for some 150 students residing in the Alligator Pond Division, at a cost of over $500,000 from the Constituency Development Fund (CDF).“Next year we will be taking this programme to another level where your academic achievement and your attendance record will be investigated before a disbursement is made, to make sure that students who benefit from the programme are deserving of it, not only on need, but on performance,” Mr. Peart said.Both the Member of Parliament for South East St. Elizabeth, Mr. Richard Parchment, and Managing Director for Alpart, Mr. Timothy O’Driscoll, encouraged the students to do their best at school and reap the rewards in later years.For his part, Chairman of the Council, Lenworth Blake, reported that the group has spent some $12 million over the past year to develop communities, and for educational development.“There is no community around the plant where we have not done a project. We have helped the farmers, police station, fire station, and community centres. We also see the worth of education and we are prepared to invest in education,” Mr. Blake told the audience.last_img read more

The Heats WhacAMole Problem

The aggressiveness of San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green was key in the Spurs’ hot start. Usually these two function primarily as finishers. But in Game 3, Leonard and Green attacked mismatches and closeouts, looking to drive the ball to the basket. The NBA’s SportVU Player Tracking Statistics showed that drives (defined as any non-transition touch that starts at least 20 feet from the basket and is dribbled within 10 feet of the basket) by Leonard and Green were more frequent and more effective than usual.Kawhi Leonard’s and Danny Green’s DrivesCombined, Leonard and Green put together 44 points on 17-of-21 shooting, with five assists. This was not so much an explosion of individual excellence, but a reflection of how adaptable the Spurs’ offense is.While Leonard and Green were slashing through the Heat defense, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili were distractions, pulling defensive attention in other directions. According to the SportVU Player Tracking Box Score, Parker and Ginobili touched the ball 82 and 44 times, respectively, essentially the same as their playoff averages coming into the game. But though they had been averaging 19.9 drives per game combined in the playoffs, they had just eight in Game 3. The Heat were focused on bottling up the duo, which usually leads to open outside shots for guys like Leonard and Green. Game 3 of the NBA Finals featured the San Antonio Spurs’ offense at its best. It wasn’t just its 19-point margin of victory over the Miami Heat, 111-92, that impressed, or its 41 points in the first quarter, or that it made 75.8 percent of its shots in the first half; it was the way the players did all this Tuesday night: running their system and taking what the Heat gave them. During the regular season, about a quarter of Leonard’s and Green’s shots were spot-up 3-pointers, according to mySynergySports. But as the Heat pay more attention to chasing those shooters off the 3-point line, the Spurs have attacked open spaces off the dribble. This opportunity doesn’t always present itself because the Spurs’ offense is so good at getting them those open shots. But the beauty of the Spurs’ offense is that when Plan A is stymied, they don’t scramble; they move smoothly on to Plan B or Plan C. Take away Parker’s and Ginobili’s driving lanes, and they kick it out to shooters. Cover up those shooters, and they drive through rotations.This cascade of offensive options usually works inside out (drive and kick out for a 3-pointer), but in Game 3 the Spurs added one more step, working it back inside with these reactive drives by Leonard and Green. During the regular season, about 47 percent of the Spurs’ shots came in the paint. In Game 3, it was 56 percent.The Heat’s offense played at a high level in this game as well, but it was chasing an absurd threshold of efficiency almost from the outset. Miami’s main challenges are figuring out how to raise their own offensive performance and disrupting the Spurs’ offense somewhere in the process. Both look to be difficult. read more

Skeptical Football Should Marcus Mariota Book His Flight To Canton

Check out win and loss projections and playoff odds for all 32 NFL teams. Mariota still had the third-highest AY/A in Week 2 of any of these 17 rookies while recording the fifth-largest number of attempts.While 15 of 17 QBs (unsurprisingly) regressed in Week 2, there are other interesting patterns: Looking at just the 11 Hall-eligible QBs, the six who didn’t make the Hall — the more fluky ones, if you like — were more likely to have larger performance declines and were more likely to have fewer pass attempts in Week 2 than the five who are in Canton. Those who made the Hall either maintained a relatively high (7+) yards per attempt (Kelly, Moon) or increased their attempts (Bob Griese, Fran Tarkenton, Moon).6Roger Staubach didn’t play in Week 2. Moon — who was only sort of a rookie — is the only one who did both. Until Mariota, that is.7I think it’s interesting how the more recent QBs (at least those not named Sanchez) all have very similar vectors, although Mariota’s looms over the others. In other words, Mariota’s Week 2 loss wasn’t really a let-down at all. If anything, it puts him in the upper tier of high-performing debuts, and that tier has an amazing track record.Any QB can have a two-game hot streak. But the (Bayesian) calculus for a rookie is very different than for a veteran, which allows us to read more into such a small sample than usual. When looking at unusually good performances like this, broadly speaking, there are two possible explanations: This player just happens to be the lucky one of dozens or hundreds of competitors. Or the player is really something special. When you have a track record of being average, the odds tend to favor the former. But for a rookie, when anything is still possible, the odds favor the latter.Charts by Reuben Fischer-Baum.Reminder: If you tweet NFL questions to me @skepticalsports, there is a non-zero chance that I’ll answer them in Skeptical Football. The Titans vs. the Colts may seem like a boring 1-1 vs. 0-2 matchup, but for my interests, there may be no more exciting game on the schedule this weekend than Marcus Mariota vs. Andrew Luck in just the third game of Mariota’s career. After Mariota’s Week 1 performance — four touchdowns in his first 13 pass attempts (before getting yanked for the entire fourth quarter like he was a Pro Bowler) in a win over the hapless Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Mariota’s cleats are already in the Hall of Fame. So that leaves us to wonder: Will Mariota eventually join them?It might seem kind of early to try to answer that question, what with small sample size and all. But one of my favorite exercises in broader stats is trying to find situations where extremely small samples are sufficient to make broader inferences. For example, I mentioned last year that games as early as Week 2 or 3 in the NFL really can be “must-wins” — even for teams that have an established record. (Indeed, it may be one of the rare situations in which talking heads underestimate the significance of individual games.) Great performances by young athletes in sports are another case where small samples may be signaling something.Let’s take this as an opportunity to jump the gun.1Full disclosure: Mariota attended Saint Louis High School in Hawaii — a rival to a high school I attended. To this day, I am convinced that Punahou rules and Saint Louis drools.So how does Mariota’s break-in game stack up against other Week 1 debuts, and what have similar performances signaled in the past?I’ve written previously about the most important things to watch for when trying to size up the career prospects of rookie QBs: playing time and raw production (rather than passing efficiency). Sure, situations vary and some QBs benefit from sitting on the bench to learn the game for a few years, but on average, the bench-riders are less successful than those who earn their way onto the field immediately and are able to move the ball when they get there.2Note that this doesn’t imply that any given rookie should be thrown into the fire. Much of the effect results from better rookies being thrown into the fire in the first place. However, the effect still holds even after adjusting for draft position. But this isn’t a usual case of rookie-watching.There have been 75 QBs since 1960 who had at least 10 pass attempts in Week 1 of their rookie year. Seven of them are now in the Hall of Fame. (For comparison, there have been 870 quarterbacks drafted in this period, 12 of whom are in the hall.)3There are 13 quarterbacks in the Hall who debuted in this era. The 13th is Warren Moon, who was not drafted. Of those 75, only 17 put up 7.5 adjusted yards per attempt (AY/A)4A stat that adjusts yards per attempt for touchdowns and interceptions. It’s similar to passer rating but more predictive. or better in that first game. Mariota was the 17th: Just three of the 12 eligible QBs drafted No. 1 overall have made it, and just one of the 40 QBs drafted between Nos. 2 and 11 overall has made it.So Week 1 performance is a better predictor of Hall of Fame chances than draft position. But there’s more: Standout Week 1 performances are about as good (or better) of a predictor of Hall of Fame status as entire standout first seasons. For example, as mentioned above, of the 11 eligible QBs with the top Week 1 performances (by AY/A), five have made the Hall. Compare that with the 11 eligible QBs with the top rookie seasons overall (by AY/A, minimum of 250 attempts) — just three have made the Hall.5There have been 76 QBs with at least 250 attempts in their rookie year since 1960 overall, eight of whom are in the Hall.Voila, Mariota is set for immortality, right? Not yet. There are two issues with Mariota’s claim. One is that auspicious debuts have seemingly gotten more common in the recent pass-happy era, so perhaps their significance should be discounted. Two, Mariota had only 16 pass attempts, which is an even smaller sample than usual. Though, to be fair, he practically lapped the field: If he had had 32 attempts and gained 0 yards on the second 16, it still would have been one of the top debuts by AY/A, and he still would have made the chart above, somewhere between Warren Moon and Jim Kelly.Which brings us to his “let-down” loss against Johnny Manziel’s Browns in Week 2. Mariota had just over 8 AY/A in that game — less than half what he produced the week before! So let’s see where that stacks up against the other hot-handed rookies: Six of these quarterbacks are still active, but of the 11 who are eligible for the Hall of Fame, five have made it.In other words, 45 percent of eligible QBs who had debuts anywhere close to Mariota’s turned out to be all-timers. And make no mistake, that rate is fantastic — even for a No. 2 overall draft pick like Mariota. For comparison, here’s how many of the QBs drafted in the first round since 1960 and who retired before 2010 have actually made the Hall: read more

Ohio State and Notre Dame gearing up for highprofile Fiesta Bowl

OSU redshirt sophomore J.T. Barrett (16) carries the ball while redshirt senior tight end Nick Vannett (81) looks for a defender to block during a game against Michigan on Nov. 28. OSU won, 42-13. Credit: Samantha Hollinshead | Photo EditorA pair of last-second field goals kept both No. 7 Ohio State and No. 8 Notre Dame from reaching their ultimate goals of a spot in the four-team College Football Playoff, but the two storied programs are set to square off in the Fiesta Bowl on New Year’s Day as a consolation.The 1 p.m. showdown at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, comes after each team barely missed a chance for more.The Buckeyes (11-1) were sitting at No. 3 on Nov. 21 before a field goal as time expired by Michigan State was the one and only blow needed to put an end to their playoff chances.Seven days later, the then-No. 6 Fighting Irish (10-2) experienced similar heartbreak, as a go-ahead touchdown with 30 seconds remaining against Stanford was swiftly marred by a sprint down the field by the Cardinal offense, ending with a 45-yard field goal as time ran out.Despite falling short of its ultimate goal, OSU coach Urban Meyer said his team is thrilled to receive the draw it did.“There’s no disappointment,” Meyer said during a Sunday press conference. “You start talking about that level of football, that level of bowl game, the level of opponent you’re going to play, and you just get locked on.”However, Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said during a coaches teleconference later in the day he would have liked to have seen the playoff be open to eight teams rather than four, which would’ve allowed both OSU and the Fighting Irish to sneak in.“Clearly these eight teams are all very good football teams,” Kelly said. “I don’t know if we’ll be able to hold it at four. But I think we’ve got it right right now. I don’t know that the committee is interested in going to eight right now. But I think if college football continues on the path it is, it’s going to be more and more difficult to keep it at four.”While each of the programs have existed since the late 19th century, the Fiesta Bowl will mark only the sixth time they have squared off with one another.The most recent matchup came on Jan. 2, 2006, also in the Fiesta Bowl. That game saw former OSU quarterback Troy Smith throw for 342 yards en route to a 34-20 victory.Overall, the Buckeyes hold a 3-2 series advantage, winning the past three games after losing in consecutive years in 1936 and 1937.Welcoming the new year in Arizona is nothing unfamiliar to either team. OSU is set to make its seventh appearance in the Fiesta Bowl, more than any other team, while Notre Dame is gearing up for its fifth. The teams are 4-2 and 1-3 in the game, respectively. One very memorable trip for OSU came in January 2003, when a double-overtime victory over Miami (Fla.) delivered the Buckeyes a national championship.How the Irish got thereNotre Dame’s season seemed to take an early turn for the worse when redshirt sophomore quarterback Malik Zaire was lost for the season in the second game with a broken ankle.He was replaced by redshirt freshman DeShone Kizer, a product of Toledo. Despite never leading a huddle in his collegiate career prior, Kizer had a strong year, throwing for 2,600 yards and 19 touchdowns and running for nine more scores.“We knew DeShone’s makeup, the kind of kid he was, the character he had,” Kelly said. “He went in, made a lot of plays, gained confidence. As his confidence grew, we were able to add more to his plate. Really proud of the way he handled himself.”Though the Fighting Irish lost a pair of games by two points to Clemson and Stanford, teams that ended up being ranked No. 1 and No. 6, respectively, Kelly said he is very happy with how the season turned out, especially coming off an 8-5 campaign in 2014 that ended with a trip to the Motor City Bowl.The coach credited some of the sustained success after losing his starting quarterback to borrowing the model OSU set the year before, when it went on to win the national championship despite losing its first- and second-string quarterbacks in Braxton Miller and J.T. Barrett to injuries.“Urban had a similar situation last year. We kind of stole a little bit of what they did last year: not making any excuses, just going and playing,” Kelly said. “The kids really responded to that, in particular DeShone did and was able to lead our football team to some big wins.”Staff connectionsThe coaching staff of OSU is deep with Notre Dame connections, starting all the way at the top.Meyer was hired away from Colorado State before the 1996 season to become Notre Dame’s wide receivers coach. He stayed there until before the 2001 season, when he received his first head coaching job at Bowling Green.“That was a dream come true,” Meyer said during the teleconference. “That was my first exposure as a full-time coach to that level of football.”Kelly arrived at Notre Dame in 2010 by way of Cincinnati — the same school that Meyer graduated from in 1986.In addition, Meyer has been active in recruiting his coaches out of Kelly’s program. Of the nine coordinators and position coaches on Meyer’s staff, three were hired away from Kelly.For the first five years of Kelly’s tenure in South Bend, Indiana, his wide receivers coach — and later running backs coach — was Tony Alford. Before this season, Meyer hired Alford away from Kelly as OSU’s running backs coach, ending his six-year stint with the Fighting Irish.OSU offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Ed Warinner also worked under Kelly at Notre Dame in 2010 and 2011 as the Fighting Irish’s offensive line coach. He then took a job at OSU upon Meyer’s arrival in 2012.Following the same path as Warinner was Tim Hinton, who also left his two-year stint under Kelly when Meyer assembled his coaching staff at OSU. Hinton was Notre Dame’s running backs coach, and is now OSU’s tight ends and fullbacks coach. read more