Stanford has not officially announced that Randy Hart is its new defensive line coach, but Hart already appears to be contributing in a big way.
Start with recruiting.
Hart, Washington's longtime defensive line coach, worked for Charlie Weis at Notre Dame in 2009. He helped recruit Blake Lueders, a 6-foot-5, 250-pound defensive end prospect from Zionsville, Ind.
Guess where Lueders wants to go now?
This from the South Bend Tribune story:
Tom Lemming, CBS recruiting analyst, called the loss a "major blow" for the Irish.
"He just had (Stanford coaches) Brian Polian and Randy Hart in his house (Sunday)," Lemming said. "Along with Jim Harbaugh they were coming (Sunday)."
Polian and Hart were on Notre Dame's staff under Charlie Weis this past season. Polian, the special team's coordinator, had just completed his fifth season with the Irish when Weis was fired. Hart had been the defensive line coach for the Irish this past season only.
"Obviously, they weren't doing Notre Dame any favors," Lemming said.
More on Lueders' decision here.
Hart has plenty of Pac-10 experience, just read his Washington bio here.