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Former Big 12 Head Coach Joining Staff Of Big Ten Power

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FORT WORTH, TX - OCTOBER 25: The Big XII logo on a pylon at Amon G. Carter Stadium on October 25, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Ron Prince is coming back to college football. The former Kansas State head coach is reportedly joining the staff at Michigan.

Prince served as head coach at KSU from 2006-08. He took over for, and was succeeded by, legendary head coach Bill Snyder.

Prince's first Wildcats team went 7-6, losing in the Texas Bowl to Rutgers. After back-to-back 5-7 years, he was fired and Snyder came out of retirement to take his program back over.

Since that ouster, Prince has been special teams coach at Virginia and offensive coordinator at Rutgers. He has also had multiple NFL stints.

Most recently, he was the assistant head coach and tight ends, then offensive line coach for the Detroit Lions. After being part of the staff since 2014, he was fired this off-season.

Ron Prince will stay in the area ago, as he is joining Jim Harbaugh's staff.

Prince fills a gap in the staff left with Tim Drevno's departure. Ed Warinner was elevated from offensive analyst to take over as offensive line coach on Thursday.

247Sports first broke the Prince news. MLive is also reporting it:

Prince takes over a spot on Michigan's extended coaching staff left vacated by Ed Warinner, who was promoted to offensive line coach on Thursday. Prince will not have an official coaching role, but instead assist with film review and weekly game preparation.

Prince is a Nebraska native, and attended college at Appalachian State. He has been in coaching since 1992, when he volunteered at Dodge City Community College.

Earlier this off-season, UM added former Florida and Colorado State head coach Jim McElwain to its staff as wide receivers coach. The Wolverines are building quite the staff under Jim Harbaugh.