This would potentially be a big loss for the Wolverines.
Michigan linebackers coach Chris Partridge might be joining the national champions.
According to AL.com’s Matt Zenitz, Partridge is a candidate for the Crimson Tide’s remaining staff position.
He is reportedly up against West Virginia cornerbacks coach Doug Belk, an ex-Alabama grad assistant.
Partridge has been on staff at Michigan for the last three seasons, and has coached linebackers the past two years.
He was named National Recruiter of the Year by Scout in 2016 and by 247Sports last year.
Hearing that Michigan LBs coach Chris Partridge is a candidate for Alabama’s remaining staff opening. WVU corners coach Doug Belk, an ex-Bama GA, is also in the mix. Pete Golding being capable of coaching both DBs and inside LBs gives Bama some flexibility https://t.co/d9G64jyk3D
— Matt Zenitz (@mzenitz) January 12, 2018
If Partridge leaves, this would hurt Michigan from a recruiting and on-field coaching standpoint. Partridge is well-regarded for his tactical acumen, and as the former head coach at Paramus (N.J.) Catholic, Partridge has helped the Wolverines land two of his former players: five-star recruits Rashan Gary and Jabrill Peppers.
The 37-year-old Partridge has also aided Michigan in recruiting other New Jersey standouts during his time in Ann Arbor.