Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh made a recent appearance on the "Jed Hughes Podcast." And as only Jim Harbaugh could, he explained how hiring assistants is a lot like his dating advice for his daughters.
Saying of his strategy Monday, "It’s like I tell my daughters: You’re going to marry somebody. Just don’t marry dumb. You can’t trust dumb. You can’t trust the judgement."
Harbaugh is overseeing a lot of change in Ann Arbor. Broyles Award winner Josh Gattis joined Mario Cristobal's Miami staff and the Wolverines lost some senior leadership in NFL draftees Aidan Hutchinson and Hassan Haskins.
Michigan also hired Jessie Minter as the team's defensive coordinator, and promoted Grant Newsome to tight ends coach.
As it stands, Jim Harbaugh's offensive staff looks like:
• Sherrone Moore: Co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach.
• Matt Weiss: Co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
• Mike Hart: Run game coordinator and running backs coach.
• Ron Bellamy: Wide receivers coach.
• Grant Newsome: Tight ends coach.
And on the defensive side:
• Jesse Minter: Defensive coordinator.
• Steve Clinkscale: Co-defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach.
• Mike Elston: Recruiting coordinator and defensive line coach.
• George Helow: Linebackers coach.
• Jay Harbaugh: Special teams coordinator and safeties coach.