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Michigan officially announces Tyrone Wheatley as running backs coach

The former star running back has been officially confirmed and joins Harbaugh's impressive staff.

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Michigan head football coach Jim Harbaugh and the football program have officially announced former Wolverine running back great Tyrone Wheatley as the team's running backs coach, according to a statement released Saturday morning.

"Having Tyrone back in the Maize and Blue will be very special for our program," said Harbaugh. "He is a true leader, a dynamic coach and will make a profound impact on the young men who play for Michigan. I am so pleased to have him back in Schembechler Hall.

"Michigan holds a special place in my heart and the chance to return here and help guide this program is truly a dream homecoming," said Wheatley. "Michigan helped make me the man, husband and father I am today, and I am passionate about passing those lessons on to the next generation of young men in Maize and Blue. I look forward to getting to work and thank Coach Harbaugh for the opportunity."

Wheatley's previous coaching stops include spending the last two seasons in the NFL with the Buffalo Bills, Syracuse University, Eastern Michigan, Ohio Northern and his high school alma mater Dearborn Heights Robichaud.