Report: Michigan hires defensive assistant from B1G East rival
Michigan has made another coaching hire, according to a report.
The Wolverines will apparently hire Maryland special teams coordinator and linebackers coach George Helow to become their next safeties coach.
That’s per ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg.
Sources: #Michigan is hiring #Maryland special teams coordinator and ILBs coach George Helow as safeties coach. Helow started his coaching career under Nick Saban. Has worked for Jimbo Fisher, Kirby Smart, Mark Richt and others. A strong addition for new #GoBlue defensive staff.
— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) January 18, 2021
Helow spent just one season with the Terps. Prior to that, he was an assistant at Colorado State for four seasons.
His coaching career started in 2012 when he was a defensive intern for Nick Saban and Kirby Smart at Alabama. Helow was also on Florida State’s roster as a graduate assistant for the Seminoles in 2013.
This is part of Michigan making sweeping changes to its coaching staff this season. On Sunday, the Wolverines announced the hiring of new defensive coordinator Mike Macdonald from the Baltimore Ravens. Macdonald and Helow worked together at Georgia in 2014.
Former defensive coordinator Don Brown is now at Arizona.
It’s been a busy offseason overall for the Wolverines, who also signed coach Jim Harbaugh to a contract extension earlier this month.
As for Maryland, this development is obviously not ideal. The Terps have also had some coaching staff turnover this offseason, with Mike Locksley already replacing a pair of offensive assistants.