Michigan suffered a major loss to its coaching staff when D.J. Durkin took the Maryland job.

But they might have a major replacement on the horizon.

According to 247sports, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh is scheduled to meet with Georgia defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt to fill the opening.

Pruitt is coming off a season in which he led a unit that finished eighth in the country.

The 41-year-old Pruitt was at Georgia for two seasons, but was rumored to be on the way out in the middle of the season. He was retained and Georgia won four straight games to end the season. Ultimately, the program fired Mark Richt and Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart took the head job at UGA.

Before Pruitt got to Georgia, he led Florida State’s defense to a national title in 2013.

He would be an experienced candidate to take over a Michigan defense that finished fourth in the country in yards allowed. Whoever takes over the position will be the team’s third defensive coordinator in the last three years.

While the Wolverines said that there was no timetable to fill the opening, scheduling meetings with high-profile assistants would suggest they’ll have the position occupied sooner rather than later.