Tommy Rees was not too popular with Notre Dame fans much of last season as the Fighting Irish. But the idea that he is a candidate for Alabama’s offensive coordinator position sent Alabama fans into a frenzy when news surfaced that Rees was in the mix.

Rees has been on Notre Dame’s coaching staff since 2017 and chose to remain with the Fighting Irish after the transition from Brian Kelly to Marcus Freeman last offseason. Rees drew criticism from Fighting Irish fans during several games, but especially in losses to Ohio State, Marshall and Stanford.

The Fighting Irish still finished the year ranked 45th nationally in yards per play despite losing starting quarterback Tyler Buchner in Week 2. They were ranked No. 60 in total offense in the country last season.

Here’s a sample of the reaction: