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Report: Michigan LB Coach Chris Partridge Turns Down Alabama Assistant Position

General view of Michigan Stadium during a game between the Indiana Hoosiers and Michigan Wolverines.

ANN ARBOR, MI - NOVEMBER 19: General view of Michigan Stadium during a game between the Indiana Hoosiers and Michigan Wolverines on November 19, 2016 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Michigan won the game 20-10. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

The Crimson Tide won't be poaching the Michigan assistant.

Earlier today, it was reported that Michigan linebackers coach Chris Partridge was a candidate for an assistant coaching position at Alabama.

Partridge, a former New Jersey high school football coach, has helped the Wolverines land a number of high-profile prospects in his three seasons in Ann Arbor, including Jabrill Peppers and Rashan Gary.

According to a new report from ESPN's Tom VanHaaren, Partridge has turned down the 'Bama offer, though he could have other offers on the table.

For now, one of Michigan's top recruiters is staying put it seems.

Here's what VanHaaren said.

Per Brandon Justice of The Wolverine Lounge, Partridge has a defensive coordinator offer from a West Coast school on the table.

Partridge was named National Recruiter of the Year by Scout in 2016 and by 247Sports last year.