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Browns Associate Coach Pep Hamilton May Quit, Join Michigan Staff

Browns associate head coach Pep Hamilton is apparently considering leaving Cleveland to join Jim Harbaugh's coaching staff at Michigan.

The Cleveland Browns are already in the market for a new defensive coordinator, and it's looking like they might have to replace more than that. Acccording to NFL media's

#Browns may have more of a staff shakeup than imagined: AHC-Offense Pep Hamilton is weighing a departure to join #Michigan & Jim Harbaugh.

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 7, 2017

">Ian Rapoport, associate head coach Pep Hamilton is reportedly mulling over a move to leave his position with the Browns in order to join Jim Harbaugh's staff at Michigan. Hamilton was previously an assistant to Harbaugh at Stanford.

The Browns don't technically have an offensive coordinator on the staff, as head coach Hue Jackson handles most of the duties of an OC, but Hamilton is the highest-ranking offensive assistant on the coaching staff and handles a considerable amount of the offensive preparation.

Michigan lost offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Jedd Fisch to UCLA earlier in the week, so there’s definitely an opening on Harbaugh’s staff. At a big time program like Michigan, Hamilton has to imagine he'll make similar pay with a lot more job security.