George Helow has confirmed his departure after 2 seasons as Michigan’s linebackers coach.

It was reported earlier Thursday that Helow and Michigan agreed to a mutual parting of ways. Helow tweeted a farewell note Thursday, expressing appreciation for the opportunity at U-M and looking back fondly on his time on Jim Harbaugh’s coach staff.

“Thank you Coach Harbaugh, Warde Manuel, the coaching staff and administration. I want to especially thank the players who made coming to work every day special! You are truly amazing young men. We accomplished great things together, making the CFP twice and winning back-to-back Big Ten titles. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at the University of Michigan. These past two seasons have been an honor and an amazing experience, but it is time to explore new opportunities in my career. Thanks to everyone who supports Michigan. God bless Go Blue!”

Prior to his time with the Wolverines, Helow was a position coach at Georgia (2014-15), Colorado State (2018-19) and Maryland (2020). Michigan recently added Chris Partridge, who has experience coaching linebackers, to the Wolverines defensive staff.