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Link Jarrett leaned on former Notre Dame head coach Paul Mainieri in the early days of getting the job in 2019.

OMAHA, Neb. — On a July day in 2019, Link Jarrett settled in at a Starbucks near his home in Greensboro, North Carolina and for 45 minutes, just listened.

Plenty of people wanted to get with Jarrett in the days after he earned his chance to be the head coach at Notre Dame. There were family members and friends and well-wishers and seemingly an endless array of people whose paths had crossed somewhere along the line with Jarrett, a college playing/coaching lifer.

There was one call that Jarrett absolutely had to take. Not because of the congratulatory comments coming from the other end. Rather, the words of wisdom from someone who had previously sat in the chair where Jarrett soon would sit.

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That’s why Jarrett was in that Starbucks that day fielding a call from former Irish head coach Paul Mainieri.

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