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Ianello takes over Zips

AKRON, Ohio -- Akron has hired Notre Dame assistant Rob
Ianello as its football coach.

The school sent out a release late Wednesday night saying
Ianello will be introduced as the Zips' new coach at a news
conference Thursday at InfoCision Stadium on campus.

Ianello replaces J.D. Brookhart, who has fired last month after
Akron went 3-9.

The 44-year-old Ianello spent the past three years working for
Charlie Weis with the Fighting Irish, He coached the team's wide
receivers and was Notre Dame's recruiting coordinator. He started
at Notre Dame in 2005 after stops at Arizona and Wisconsin.