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Former Michigan linebacker Allen Gant returns to program to be coaching assistant

Gant is the second former Wolverine to return to the program this week, with Roy Roundtree being the first.

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Just three days ago, it was reported that former Michigan Wolverine wide receiver Roy Roundtree was returning to the program to be a graduate assistant and will be coaching the receiver group.

Now, another former Wolverine announced a return to Ann Arbor.

Former Michigan linebacker Allen Gant is returning to the program to serve as a defensive/special teams assistant coach, per his Twitter profile. He made the news official on Twitter today, Feb. 4.

Gant’s final season as a Wolverine was Jim Harbaugh’s first as head coach. He appeared in 18 games and had 79 total tackles for Michigan during his four-year career as a backup.

Gant’s role will not count towards Harbaugh’s 10th and final assistant coach vacancy left behind by Dan Enos when he left to become an assistant coach at Alabama. Pep Hamilton is now listed as the “Assistant Head Coach/Passing Game Coordinator/Quarterbacks and Wide Receivers Coach” in the Michigan athletic department directory, so you can cross off QB/WR coach to fill that void. It pretty much leaves the door open for an extra offensive line coach, or possibly a run game coordinator, two things Greg Frey handled last season.