Irish coordinator Denbrock to miss first few weeks of camp due to surgery

The Irish football team begins fall camp Monday morning at Culver Academies but they will do so without one of their top coaches.

Notre Dame announced Sunday night that offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach Mike Denbrock will be out for the first few weeks of preseason camp due to a recent surgical procedure. Notre Dame did not disclose the type of surgery but Denbrock says it occurred last week.

Irish Head Coach Brian Kelly will assume Denbrock's duties until he returns.

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

Denbrock is taking over offensive coordinator duties this season with Chuck Martin moving on to become the head coach at Miami of Ohio.

“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.”

Denbrock joined Kelly's staff in 2010 as Notre Dame's tight ends coach.

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