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.
Sources told me that Michigan assistant Chris Partridge was offered a linebacker coaching position at Alabama, but Partridge decided against taking the job and is turning down the offer. A source said more offers might be on the table for Partridge,… https://t.co/4dsaB7tD4w
— Tom VanHaaren (@TomVH) January 12, 2018
Per Brandon Justice of The Wolverine Lounge, Partridge has a defensive coordinator offer from a West Coast school on the table.
Can confirm ESPN’s report that Chris Partridge declined Alabama assoc. HC job. He’s down to two schools: Staying at #Michigan or going to West Coast school as DC. The latter sounds unlikely.
— Brandon Justice (@BrandonBJustice) January 12, 2018
Partridge was named National Recruiter of the Year by Scout in 2016 and by 247Sports last year.