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Michigan Gets Good News About Assistant Coach

Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines reacts to a roughing the kicker call against his team during the first quarter against the Ohio State Buckeyes.

ANN ARBOR, MI - NOVEMBER 28: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines reacts to a roughing the kicker call against his team during the first quarter against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Michigan Stadium on November 28, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

The Michigan Wolverines have already lost an important defensive coach on their football staff in Chris Partridge. Despite concerns about Anthony Campanile being poached by another Big Ten program, it sounds like he'll be staying in Ann Arbor.

Earlier this month, the Wolverines lost Partridge to the Ole Miss Rebels. He served as the special teams coordinator and safeties coach this past season.

Campanile was the linebackers coach for Michigan during the 2019 season. It turns out that Rutgers had interest in him becoming the program's defensive coordinator vacancy.

Fortunately for Jim Harbaugh, it appears he won't have to worry about replacing Campanile on his coaching staff.

According to ESPN reporter Adam Rittenberg, the Scarlet Knights are hiring Robb Smith as their defensive coordinator.

This means that Campanile should return to his role as the linebackers coach of the Wolverines.

Campanile spent time with Rutgers from 2012-2015 as a defensive assistant. He then transitioned over to Boston College to become its defensive backs coach.

Another strong year as the linebackers coach at Michigan could result in Campanile finding a defensive coordinator position in the near future.

For now though, the Wolverines should have most of their coaching staff intact for next season.