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Report: Chris Partridge targeted for defensive coordinator job at Ole Miss

Michigan’s safeties coach and special teams coordinator is being courted by Lane Kiffin.

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The Michigan Wolverines are currently preparing for the Alabama Crimson Tide in the Citrus Bowl, but they might need to prepare for some coaching changes on the defensive side of the ball. However, it’s not a change the fans would be okay with.

According to a report from Tom VanHaaren of ESPN, Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin is targeting Chris Partridge, who coaches the safeties and special teams in Ann Arbor and is one of Jim Harbaugh’s ace recruits, as his defensive coordinator in Oxford.

Partridge has been with the program since 2016 and has worked his way to being one of the top assistants in college football and one of the best recruiters in the country. With fans frustrated with Don Brown’s defense and having their fingers crossed for a change, Partridge would presumably be one of the next in line should something occur.

Partridge and Michigan worked through similar overtures a few offseasons ago when Alabama was going after him, but the two sides were able to come to an agreement.

We will have more on this story as it develops.