After losing consecutive games to end the season, the Michigan Wolverines have constructed a mild overhaul of their coaching staff.
The Wolverines finally named an offensive coordinator yesterday, when the program hired Josh Gattis. Even though Michigan didn’t clarify how it would affect Pep Hamilton’s role with the offense, it doesn’t hurt to add the former Alabama co-offensive coordinator and receivers coach.
With the offensive staff starting to take shape for the Wolverines, the focus has shifted over to the defense.
Michigan will lose several stars to the NFL this offseason, which includes Chase Winovich, Rashan Gary and Devin Bush. In order to combat these absences on the defensive side of the ball, the Wolverines are looking to add a defensive-minded coach.
Clearly Jim Harbaugh is wasting little time with his search, as the head coach already found an ideal candidate.
Boston College co-defensive coordinator Anthony Campanile is being targeted for one of the open spots on Michigan’s staff. It sounds like the Wolverines are intrigued by his three seasons in the ACC.
Michigan has set its sights on Boston College co-defensive coordinator/defensive backs coach Anthony Campanile for one of its vacant defensive staff openings. The Fair Lawn (N.J.) native spent the last three seasons helping the Eagles field one of the nation’s top performing secondaries. He interviewed with Jim Harbaugh & company Tuesday, and now the Wolverines are hoping to add his expertise somewhere in their back seven.
Campanile has spent time with both Boston College and Rutgers. Ultimately, making the leap to Michigan would be a huge leap in his coaching career, and it would also provide assistance to Don Brown, who will remain in Ann Arbor after being passed up by Temple for its head coaching job.