The Michigan Wolverines coaching staff is still a work in progress as Jim Harbaugh looks to reboot heading into the 2021 offseason.
Since we first published this, Michigan has made a new hire and also lost out on one that they thought they had locked up. According to several people in the know, the staff should be wrapped up by the tail end of this week.
Here is where the staff currently stands.
Last update: 1/21/21, 8 p.m. ET
Head coach/Quarterbacks — Jim Harbaugh
Harbaugh signed his extension and is now locked in through the 2025 season if things go well. The word on the street is that he will take on the duties of coaching the quarterbacks after the decision to not retain Ben McDaniels.
Offensive coordinator/wide receivers — Josh Gattis
Nothing is changing with Gattis as he heads into his third year at the helm of the Michigan offense. Contrary to popular belief, the offense has been completely Gattis’ since arriving in Ann Arbor. It has been the execution that has left a lot to be desired. But now, he has a co-coordinator.
Running backs coach — Mike Hart
This has been the home run hire of the offseason for Michigan so far from a P.R. and recruiting standpoint. Hart is more than just a former star at the school. He is considered a rising assistant and has been lauded for his work at Eastern Michigan, Western Michigan, Syracuse, and Indiana.
Tight ends coach — Ron Bellamy(?)
The rumors were true and the West Bloomfield HS head coach and former Wolverine is coming home to coach. This could also be Jay Harbaugh’s spot to slide back into.
Offensive line coach/co-offensive coordinator — Sherrone Moore
Moore’s contract was set to expire at the end of the 2020 season, but his retention was critical. Moore is one of the best recruiters on the staff and has been responsible for winning a lot of notable recruitments since he arrived. Now, he is in a new post with an upgraded role after the shocking news that Ed Warinner would not return.
Co-defensive coordinators — Mike Macdonald, Maurice Linguist
On Tuesday, Michigan hired Linguest as the team’s co-defensive coordinator and cornerbacks back.
Defensive line coach — Shaun Nua
Michigan has announced an extension for Nua to remain on the staff.
Linebackers coach — Brian Jean-Mary
Jean-Mary had another year left on his deal and Harbaugh elected to retain him. He is a veteran with coordinator experience and that will be valuable to a room full of new faces.
Safties coach — George Helow
Bob Shoop won’t be back with the team after an odd start to his time in Ann Arbor. Michigan has tapped Maryland special teams coordinator and inside linebackers coach George Helow, 34, as the man for the job here.
Special teams coordinator — Jay Harbaugh(?)
With Hart being hired to coach the running backs coach, the original rumor was that Harbaugh would take on this role full-time. Though now he may move to tight ends. We’ll see.