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U-M director of football operations suspended, per Harbaugh statement

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Jim Minick, Harbaugh's right hand man, was arrested over the weekend on suspicion of DUI.

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Jim Minick, Michigan's Director of Football Operations, has been suspended indefinitely by the university following an arrest over the weekend on a suspicion of DUI, per a statement released by head coach Jim Harbaugh.

"Jim Minick made a regrettable decision last week and was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated," Harbaugh said Wednesday in a statement. "Jim makes no excuses, regrets this decision and understands the consequences of his actions. Due to the serious nature of this event, Jim Minick has been suspended indefinitely, and we ask for your understanding while we address the situation."

Minick was arrested early Saturday morning in Pittsfield Township, Michigan, according to FOX 2 in Detroit. Police said that he was involved in a single-car accident and refused to take a breathalyzer test at the scene. He then took a blood test and was arrested.

"I'm not going to make any excuses," Minick told FOX 2. "I'll face the consequences of my actions. I regret the difficult position in which this has put my family and my employer."

Minick was hired by Michigan in early January to be a member of Harbaugh's staff.