Notre Dame players react to Marcus Freeman's introduction as head coach

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Notre Dame Players celebrate with new head coach Marcus Freeman in a video posted on the Notre Dame Football twitter account Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. Video screen grab via Notre Dame Twitter
Notre Dame Players celebrate with new head coach Marcus Freeman in a video posted on the Notre Dame Football twitter account Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. Video screen grab via Notre Dame Twitter

You didn't have to be a Notre Dame football fan to get goosebumps from video shared via Twitter on Friday by @NDFootball of players reacting to former Cincinnati Bearcats defensive coordinator Marcus Freeman being introduced to them for the first time as the head coach of the Fighting Irish.

It's evident that they're more than a little excited that Freeman - who joined Brian Kelly's coaching staff at Notre Dame earlier this year - will be replacing Kelly after Kelly left to become the new head coach of the LSU Tigers.

Freeman, 35, worked as a coordinator and linebackers coach under UC head coach Luke Fickell from 2017 to 2020.

Social media reactions, including the video of players congratulating Freeman:

Kelly texted players earlier this week that his love for them is limitless and was introduced Wednesday as LSU's new head coach. The Massachusetts native addressed a crowd at an LSU men's basketball game using a Louisiana accent.

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