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Report: Minnesota OL Coach Ed Warinner May Take NFL Job After Accepting Michigan Staff Position

A general view of Minnesota's football field.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 26: A general view of TCF Bank Stadium before the game between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the Nebraska Cornhuskers on October 26, 2013 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Golden Gophers defeated the Cornhuskers 34-23. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Ed Warinner might not be heading to Michigan after all.

Minnesota offensive line coach Ed Warinner spent the 2017 season with the Golden Gophers and this weekend, he reportedly accepted a to-be-determined role on the Michigan staff for next year.

Now, you can pump the brakes on Warinner going to Ann Arbor. Instead, he may be on his way to the NFL.

Warinner, who spent 2012-16 at Ohio State as an offensive coordinator and offensive line/tight ends coach, is reportedly a candidate to join the staff of another former Buckeye, Mike Vrabel.

Vrabel was hired yesterday as the new head coach of the NFL's Tennessee Titans.

Warinner and Vrabel worked together in Columbus in 2012 and 2013. According to FootballScoop, Warinner would become the Titans' offensive line coach.

The 2012 and 2014 FootballScoop Offensive Line Coach of the Year, Warinner has never coached in the NFL before. Besides his work at OSU and Minnesota, he has coached at Notre Dame, Kansas, Illinois, Air Force, Army, Michigan State and Akron.

Warinner's son will be a freshman linebacker at Michigan State next fall.

Warinner isn't the only coach with Ohio State ties linked to Vrabel's developing staff in Tennessee. OSU quarterbacks coach/co-offensive coordinator Ryan Day is reportedly being targeted to become the Titans' offensive coordinator.

The 38-year-old Day has been a quarterbacks coach in the NFL before, working under Chip Kelly in Philadelphia (2015) and San Francisco (2016).