Mike Hart is reportedly coming back to the B1G.
The former Michigan tailback made a name for himself in Ann Arbor, but it’s a different B1G East team that he’ll be a part of.
According to Peegs.com, Hart will be Indiana’s new running backs coach.
— Matthew Weaver (@MB_Weaver) March 2, 2017
The Indianapolis Star also confirmed that report.
Can confirm IU intends to hire former Michigan Wolverine, Indianapolis Colt Mike Hart as its new running backs coach. #iufb
— Zach Osterman (@ZachOsterman) March 2, 2017
Since his NFL career ended in 2010, Hart has been a college assistant for the last six seasons. He had stints at Eastern Michigan, Western Michigan and most recently, he was the running backs coach at Syracuse.
Indiana suffered a major loss at that position when Deland McCullough left Indiana for USC last week. He had been with the program since 2011.
Hart would inherit a backfield that produced four 1,000-yard rushers the last three seasons. In his one season at Syracuse, the Orange ranked 115th in FBS in rushing yards per game.
The 30-year-old assistant racked up a slew of honors in an illustrious four-year career at Michigan. The three-time First-Team All-B1G selection finished his Michigan career became the fourth player in conference history to surpass 5,000 yards rushing.
Indiana has yet to confirm Peegs’ report.