Marcus Freeman will make his Notre Dame coaching debut in the Fiesta Bowl. Here’s how he got there.

Marcus Freeman will make his Notre Dame coaching debut in the Fiesta Bowl. Here’s how he got there.

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Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO — Marcus Freeman chuckled when the subject of his time with the Chicago Bears came up during a Notre Dame news conference earlier this month. “My butt got cut real fast,” Freeman said. The Bears selected Freeman in the fifth round of the 2009 NFL draft and waived the linebacker before the season began that September. Freeman looked back at the period as a “great learning experience.” “I was never outside of my comfort zone when I went to Ohio State,” Freeman said. “I grew up in Dayton, Ohio, went to Ohio State, had a lot of friends on that team and was never really pushed outside my co…

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