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U-M makes Mike Zordich hire official, Harbaugh's staff complete

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With the announcement of Mike Zordich's hire official on Tuesday, Harbaugh's staff is fully complete.

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ANN ARBOR -- The University of Michigan football program formally announced the final assistant coach under new head coach Jim Harbaugh on Tuesday.

Long-time NFL veteran and former Youngstown State assisant coach Mike Zordich was announced as Michigan's secondary coach by the program. Greg Jackson, a long-time NFL veteran, was named secondary coach last week. The position responsibilities were not defined.

"Michael is a proven secondary coach and has had success at the pro and collegiate levels," said Harbaugh in a statement. "After an All-American career at Penn State and a 12-year career in the NFL, Michael knows what it takes to be an elite defensive back. Players that hope to play at the next level will benefit from Michael's teaching and knowledge of the game."

Prior to joining YSU, Zordich spent four seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, spending two seasons as a defensive quality control coach before being named safeties coach.

"I am thrilled to join the University of Michigan and work with the players and staff that strive to live up to this program's great tradition," Zordich said in a statement. "I can already tell there are quality young men in this program, and I look forward to building lifelong relationships with the student-athletes I will mentor. It is great to be in Ann Arbor, and it is a privilege to work alongside Coach Harbaugh and this tremendous coaching staff."

With Zordich now officially announced, the Harbaugh coaching staff is now complete.

They are:

D.J. Durkin: Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Coach
TIm Drevno: Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line coach
John Baxter: Special Teams Coordinator
Jedd Fisch: Passing Game Coordinator/Wide Receiver Coach
Jay Harbaugh: Tight Ends coach/Assistant Special Teams Coach
Greg Mattison: Defensive Line Coach
Greg Jackson: Secondary Coach
Tyrone Wheatley: Running Backs Coach