It’s official, Steve Clinkscale is heading to Michigan.

The news comes just a few days after Maurice Linguist left Michigan to be the head coach at Buffalo. That news was revealed over the weekend, forcing head coach Jim Harbaugh to make a quick hire. Clinkscale will be the defensive backs and passing game coordinator for the Wolverines.

“Steve is a highly respected and talented football coach who has developed outstanding defensive secondaries at each of his coaching stops,” said Harbaugh in a statement. “I have followed and admired Steve’s coaching for years, tried to hire him a few times, and I’m glad that it all came together where we could bring Steve to Michigan. He will be a great addition to our coaching staff, and our student-athletes will benefit from Steve’s experience and instruction. Michigan Football welcomes Steve, his fiancé Elaine and his children to the Michigan Football family and university community.”

Clinkscale has been at Kentucky since 2016, serving as the defensive backs coach under Mark Stoops. This offseason, he added defensive passing game coordinator to his list of responsibilities, which is what he’ll take with him to Ann Arbor.

Prior to his five seasons with the Wildcats, Clinkscale had stops at Cincinnati (2013-15), Illinois (2012), Toledo (2009-11), Western Carolina (2008) and Ashland (2001-07).

“Coach Harbaugh and I have developed a relationship over the years, and this will be a great opportunity to work together,” Clinkscale said. “I look forward to meeting our players and working with them to develop their skills on and off the field. I wish to further the tradition of excellence here at Michigan and look forward to helping make a difference in these young men’s lives. Go Blue!”

Linguist left Michigan for the job at Buffalo after just a few months on Harbaugh’s staff.