Reports: Tulane loses offensive line coach George Barnett, tabs Notre Dame’s Chris Watt as replacement
Tulane’s new offensive line coach is leaving the program without coaching a game.
Yahoo Sports’ Pete Thamel reported Thursday that George Barnett has been hired for the same position at Iowa.
Sources: Iowa is hiring Tulane’s George Barnett to become the school’s next offensive line coach. He’d spent seven years at Miami (Ohio) University and is a disciple of respected OL guru Harry Hiestand.
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) March 4, 2021
Tulane has already lined up a replacement, according to Football Scoop. Chris Watt, a former standout Notre Dame offensive lineman is set to move to the Green wave after serving as a graduate assistant in South Bend.
The 30-year old Watt played three-plus seasons in the NFL with the Chargers before injuries forced him to retire.
Barnett took the Tulane job in December, replacing Cody Kennedy, who left the Green Wave to become offensive line coach/run game coordinator under former Tulane assistant Will Hall at Southern Miss.
An Illinois native who has been coaching the offensive line on the college level since 2005, Barnett spent the past seven seasons at Miami University in Ohio.
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