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Report: Pep Hamilton to be new Michigan assistant head coach, passing coordinator

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Reported first by Adam Schefter, Hamilton will be joining the Maize and Blue

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As first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Michigan has found Jedd Fisch’s replacement.

Hamilton worked under Jim Harbaugh as the wide receivers coach in 2010 at Stanford. He was also promoted to offensive coordinator/quarterback’s coach in 2011, the year Harbaugh left for the San Francisco 49ers.

The fact that Harbaugh was able to pull this off is remarkable. Hamilton had only been in Cleveland for the 2016 season before he accepted the Michigan job. To pull a coach away from an NFL job is hard enough, but Hamilton must have seen a great opportunity to succeed at a school like Michigan and to reunite with his old Stanford boss.

Fisch, who was the passing game coordinator and quarterback’s/wide receiver’s coach at Michigan since Harbaugh took over, accepted the offensive coordinator job at UCLA last week, leaving Michigan to fill its first coaching vacancy of the offseason.