Paul Mainieri says he’s not looking to coach Notre Dame in 2023.

The Irish job is open after Link Jarrett returned to Florida State to be the new head coach of the Seminoles. Mainieri, 64, retired from coaching in 2021 after a multi-decade career. He spent 15 seasons (2007-21) as LSU’s head coach.

Mainieri was the Notre Dame skipper from 1995-to-2006, taking the Irish to the 2002 College World Series. He was recently in Omaha to support this year’s Notre Dame squad in the CWS.

Mainieri, though, does not appear to be interested in a return to South Bend right now. He told Leah Vann of The Advocate that he’s not ready for a return to coaching and is happy living in Baton Rouge and being an ambassador for LSU.

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