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Report: Tyrone Wheatley set to accept job with Jacksonville Jaguars

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The Wolverines may have to replace their running backs coach.

NCAA Football: Michigan at Ohio State Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan may need to fire back up a hiring cycle.

According to a report from The Sporting News’ Alex Marvez, running backs coach Tyrone Wheatley is set to accept a job on Doug Marrone’s staff with the Jacksonville Jaguars in the NFL.

Sam Webb of The Michigan Insider says that while no final decision has been made, Wheatley is contemplating the move.

This comes days after the reports emerged that Wheatley was interested in the head coaching vacancy at Western Michigan, who elected to hire Tim Lester to the position.

Wheatley has been the running backs coach under Jim Harbaugh in his two seasons in Ann Arbor and has ties to the NFL and Marrone, having worked under him with the Buffalo Bills and at Syracuse.

Wheatley of course is also a former star running back with the University of Michigan, playing in Ann Arbor from 1991-94.

This story is developing.