It's finally official.
On a day when they trumped their program's move from Division 1-AA to 1-A, UMass introduced the man to lead the Minutemen in the years to come---Notre Dame offensive coordinator Charley Molnar.
Molnar, 50, leaves the Irish after two seasons under Brian Kelly. He will stay on as Notre Dame's offensive coordinator for the bowl game, splitting time between South Bend and Amherst.
He took the podium, expressing energy and motivation needed to make the transition to the next level. He called UMass a dream opportunity because he will be able to put his fingerprints all over the program.
Molnar said UMass football is like a stock. He encouraged fans to buy-in now because he's going to take the stock to a high level in the years to come.
Molnar thanked Kelly and Notre Dame President John Jenkins for the opportunity in South Bend. Molnar served under Kelly for six seasons, including stops in Cincy and Central Michigan.