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Michigan adds Boston College’s Anthony Campanile to defensive staff

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The second hire for Michigan in as many days

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The Michigan Wolverines 2019 coaching staff is starting to come together.

Yesterday Alabama co-offensive coordinator Josh Gattis was hired to become Michigan’s new OC, and now U-M has made a move on the defensive side of the ball.

Michigan will add Boston College’s co-defensive coordinator Anthony Campanile to their defensive staff, according to Sam Webb.

Campanile could coach linebackers, or he could coach safeties.

Per Webb:

“At Michigan Campanile could wind up coaching safeties OR outside linebackers and vipers. His versatility and that of current safeties coach Chris Partridge makes them interchangeable. Sources tell TMI that the position group they’ll each coach is yet to be determined.”

National recruiting analyst said Campanile is like Chris Partidge and that all the recruits know him in New Jersey, saying “He did a great job with Boston College’s defensive backs. When he came into New Jersey and New York to get kids for Boston College, he had a really high success rate. And he is like Chris Partridge in that he knows everybody in New Jersey, and more importantly, everybody knows him.”

This is yet another young hire for Michigan, Campanile is 36 years old, and new OC Josh Gattis is 34.

We’ll have more information about this hire in the coming hours.