Former Indiana running backs coach Mike Hart joined the coaching carousel on Wednesday as he announced his decision to return to his roots and join the Michigan coaching staff.

Hart descends back upon Ann Arbor after a heralded career where he became the school’s all-time leading rusher. But Hart isn’t forgetting about his time in Bloomington as he helped Indiana reach new heights. On Thursday, he released a statement on Twitter expressing his gratitude for the Hoosier program.

As mentioned in the tweet, Hart has been a part of the Indiana coaching staff for four years as running backs coach. He worked his way up, primarily through the MAC and into the Big Ten.

During his time in Bloomington, Hart helped develop standout backs such as Stevie Scott III and earned his own accolades as a finalist for the Broyles Award in 2018. This goes to college football’s top assistant coach.

Hart has been welcomed back to Michigan with open arms based on his coaching acumen and Wolverine fans’ fond memories of Hart running up and down the field for the Wolverines. As the new Michigan running backs coach, Hart will see his former employer for the first time on Oct. 9.