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Former Nevada head coach Brian Polian is expected to return to Notre Dame as the special-teams coordinator, a source told ESPN. Yeezy Outlet .com on Friday.The website 247Sports first reported the news earlier Friday.Polian will take over part of the duties that opened up earlier this week when the Irish fired tight-ends coach and special-teams coordinator Scott Booker, a source told Polian is not expected to coach tight ends, though.The 41-year-old Polian had spent five previous years as an assistant at Notre Dame, from 2005-09, serving as a special-teams coordinator during that time, along with having several different defensive-coaching duties. Polian had been the primary recruiter of Hawaii native and eventual Irish linebacker Manti Teo. Teo ended up finishing second in the Heisman Trophy voting in 2012, when the Irish made the BCS title game and finished 12-1.Polian and Nevada mutually decided to part ways last month after a 5-7 season, which capped a 23-27 four-year record. The Wolf Pack marked Polians first head-coaching job.Polian will take over an Irish special-teams group that struggled immensely in 2016, ranking 123rd nationally in yards per punt return and 95th in yards per kick return. The Irish allowed two punt-return touchdowns and two kick-return touchdowns this season.Polian is the latest hire in a busy week for Notre Dame, which fired Booker and, according to a source, hired Wake Forest defensive coordinator Mike Elko to the same position. Notre Dame also saw offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Mike Sanford leave to become Western Kentuckys head coach.Polian is the son of Pro Football Hall of Fame executive and ESPN NFL analyst Bill Polian. Cheap Yeezy . R.J. Umberger scored twice to lead the Blue Jackets to a franchise-record for consecutive wins with a 5-3 victory Tuesday night over the Los Angeles Kings. Yeezy Sale . 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CHAPECO, Brazil -- This Brazilian hometown of the soccer team whose dream season ended in tragedy this week prepared Friday for the sad return of so many whose lives were cut short on an Andes mountainside, hanging origami figures of peace in the teams green and white colors from the fence of the local soccer stadium.As the bodies of the victims killed in the plane crash began the journey home Friday, gravediggers finished preparing the ground at cemeteries in the small city of Chapeco.A memorial service was planned for Saturday in the southern Brazilian city that was home to the Chapecoense soccer club, which was on its way to the finals of one of South Americas most prestigious tournaments when the plane went down in Colombia on Monday, killing all but six of the 77 people on board.Three flights carrying the bodies of 50 players, coaches, officials and journalists covering the team were to depart from Colombia late Friday. Another plane carrying other Brazilian victims is headed to Sao Paulo. Brazilian President Michel Temer is scheduled to greet the arriving cargo planes at the airport in Chapeco on Saturday, but is not expected at the memorial.In preparation for the service, residents hung more than 3,000 green and white origami pieces fashioned into the figure of a crane -- birds that are considered a symbol of peace -- onto the metal fence at the teams Arena Conda stadium.Gravediggers were preparing the ground at two cemeteries, where 13 people associated with the club were to be buried Saturday. The rest of the victims, including 19 players, will be transported to other cities around Brazil.The loss has been felt acutely in Chapeco, which was captivated by the meteoric rise and improbable success of their hometown team in soccer-crazed Brazil. Some 100,000 people were expected at the stadium on Satuurday -- about half of the citys population. Yeezy China. The staff at the Jardim do Eden cemetery, where some of the bodies were to be buried, said they were used to the business of death, but this time it felt different.We bury two people every day. Ive done this job for a long time, but this is different, said Dirceu Correa, caretaker of the cemetery. It is a tragedy for the families, for the club, and also for us because we are a part of the city.In an emotional news conference Friday, the mother of one of the victims paused in between answering questions from reporters to ask one herself.How are you in the press doing after losing so many colleagues? asked Ilaides Padilha, mother of the goalkeeper Danilo, referring to the 20 journalists who were killed in the crash.The stunned reporter, Guido Nunes of Sportv, started crying, and Padilha hugged him. Were all in this together, she said.Marissol Dias, who volunteers for the charity that organized the placing of the origami crane figures at the stadium, said she was overwhelmed by the communitys response.This comes from a Japanese legend that says if you make 1,000 of these, a wish will be granted, she said. Our community did much more than we asked.The teams small stadium can hold only about 20,000 people, so the rest of the 100,000 visitors expected Saturday will be able to watch the ceremony on screens set up outside.Amanda Machado, the fiancee of the defender known simply as Dener, visited the stadium on Friday, which was supposed to be their wedding day.I chose to be here at the stadium because at least I feel closer to him, she said.----Associated Press producer Renata Brito contributed to this report from Chapeco, Brazil. ' ' '