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REPORT: Jim Harbaugh adds YSU assistant Mike Zordich to staff

A former Penn State All-American is allegedly returning to the Big Ten to coach with Jim Harbaugh.

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ANN ARBOR -- WYTV sports anchor and Youngstown State football play-by-play personality Chad Krispinsky is reporting that Penguins safeties/co-special teams coordinator Mike Zordich will be leaving the program to join Jim Harbaugh at Michigan as a safeties coach.

According to Krispinsky, the former Penn State All-American safety Zordich was contacted by Harbaugh over the weekend and met with YSU coach Bo Pelini before coming to a decision.

Zordich was allegedly in Ann Arbor on Tuesday finalizing a contract.

With the addition of Zordich to the staff, MGoBlog is asserting that cornerbacks coach Roy Manning is likely out of contention for any positions on the Michigan staff.

This would be bad news for Roy Manning. If Zordich is in fact in, there's just one staff member left and that would likely go to some sort of TE/OL coach, whether that's Jimmie Dougherty or someone else.

Zordich, 51, had a 12-year NFL playing career with the Eagles, Cardinals and Jets. He also served as the Eagles safeties coach from 2011-2012.