Michigan’s football program is reportedly hiring a longtime NFL assistant coach, as Jim Harbaugh is adding to his staff. The former NFL assistant coach will reportedly be serving as an analyst/assistant coach.
Pat Perles, a longtime NFL assistant coach, will reportedly be joining Harbaugh’s staff in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He’ll be serving as an analyst and an assistant offensive line coach.
ESPN NFL insider Field Yates had the details:
“Michigan is hiring Pat Perles as an analyst/assistant OL coach. A very well regarded longtime NFL coach/scout,” he reports.
Michigan is hiring Pat Perles as an analyst/assistant OL coach. A very well regarded longtime NFL coach/scout.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) February 11, 2019
Michigan’s coaching staff has had quite a bit of turnover this offseason, with a couple of coaches leaving for other jobs.
Harbaugh has made some big hires, too, landing highly-regarded Alabama assistant coach Josh Gattis, who is taking over the offense for the Wolverines.
Michigan is coming off a somewhat disappointing 2018 season. The Wolverines started the season with Big Ten championship and College Football Playoff hopes, but ended up finishing 10-3, losing to Ohio State in blowout fashion and to Florida in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.
The Wolverines have yet to officially announce this coaching hire.