Michigan Football has found its other defensive backs coach.
Jim Harbaugh confirmed to reporters on Monday after the first spring practice in Florida that Brian Smith would be joining the staff as the replacement for Greg Jackson.
Jim Harbaugh confirms Brian Smith has been hired. Will coach safeties and Zordich will coach CBs— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) February 29, 2016
The news was originally reported last week by Master Tesfatsion of the Washington Post.
#Eagles asst LB coach Brian Smith expected to be Michigan's DB coach, per source. #Redskins DB asst Aubrey Pleasant interviewed for the spot— Master Tesfatsion (@MasterTes) February 25, 2016
Smith comes over from the Philadelphia Eagles as their assistant linebackers coach and his ties to new defensive coordinator Don Brown. He played under him at UMass and was given a job on the staff when Brown was hired as the head coach. He has been in the NFL in various roles since 2007.