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Michigan announces addition of T.J. Weist to offensive staff

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Michigan announced on Thursday the addition of former UConn offensive coordinator T.J. Weist as a senior offensive analyst.

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ANN ARBOR -- The major pieces of Jim Harbaugh's coaching staff at Michigan has been in place for awhile, all that was left is to fill in the gaps.

Michigan announced on Thursday that longtime assistant coach T.J. Weist has joined the staff as a senior offensive analyst. A 25-year coaching veteran, Weist recently served as University of Connecticut's offensive coordinator, wide receivers coach and interim head coach in the 2013 season.

"T.J. has a wealth of coaching experience and will be an excellent addition to our staff," said Harbaugh in a statement. "He has shown the ability to develop countless NFL caliber wide receivers over his career and has immense knowledge of the collegiate game. He will be a great asset to our program."

This is a homecoming of sorts for Weist, a Michigan native, who spent the 1990-1993 seasons at Michigan as a wide receivers coach.

"I am honored to return to Michigan and work with Coach Harbaugh, his staff and the Michigan team," said Weist in a statement." My family and I are excited to be a part of the greatest program in college football history and look forward to doing our part in winning the Big Ten championship."

Weist has been credited for mentoring more than 19 NFL receivers during his collegiate career.