Report: Michigan LBs coach expected to accept position on Tennessee staff
Jim Harbaugh will now be in the market for a new staff member.
According to the Michigan Insider, Wolverines linebackers coach Brian Jean-Mary has informed the staff and players he’s leaving for a job at Tennessee. He still has one year remaining on his contract but the Volunteers are prepared to pay the buyout.
Tennessee recently hired former UCF head coach Josh Heupel to replace Jeremy Pruitt.
The news comes just days before Michigan’s football team is scheduled to start spring practice. The Wolverines plan to begin on Monday.
Jean-Mary was on staff at Michigan for just one season. He has previously served as the defensive coordinator at USF under head coach Charlie Strong.
The 45-year-old assistant also worked for Strong at Texas and Louisville.
Jean-Mary had previously interviewed to join Urban Meyer’s staff with the Jacksonville Jaguars, initially beginning the rumors that Michigan might be looking for a new linebackers coach. Even though he’s not off to the NFL, the Wolverines will still have to fill the spot this offseason.
Michigan ended the 2020 season with a 2-4 record.