Jim Harbaugh is adding an analyst to his staff, and this time it’s the son of a rather famous former college football coach.
ESPN’s Field Yates reported that Pat Perles — son of former Michigan State head coach George Perles — will join Michigan’s staff as an analyst and assistant offensive line coach. According to Yates, Perles is a well-regarded NFL coach and scout.
Perles’ last known coaching gig was in 2013, when he was the offensive line coach at Syracuse.
Michigan is hiring Pat Perles as an analyst/assistant OL coach. A very well regarded longtime NFL coach/scout.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) February 11, 2019
Perles has had multiple stops in his coaching career, including North Dakota State (2003-08), Michigan State (2000-02) and Toledo (1989-91). In the NFL, he’s coached with the Kansas City Chiefs (2011-13) and Los Angeles Rams (1992-93).
In 2014, Perles was hired by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a player-personnel scout.
Michigan also recently hired former Georgia Tech defensive coordinator Nate Woody to be an analyst.