Returning DL Aidan Hutchinson calls Michigan's new, younger staff one of the smartest he's been around
Jim Harbaugh new he needed to make some changes to his staff. After a 2-4 year in 2020 and still searching for his first win over Ohio State and B1G East title, the seventh-year head coach decided it was best to start looking for new assistant coaches.
Now, Michigan is sporting an incredibly young staff.
All 10 of Michigan’s assistant coaches are under the age of 40 and the average age is just over 35 years old. It’s a completely new direction for the program, but one that Harbaugh is hoping sparks new life in Ann Arbor.
The big question for the Wolverines? Is this staff experienced enough to turn a 2-4 team back into a winner — one that can contend with Ohio State in the B1G? Returning defensive lineman Aidan Hutchinson has a lot of faith in the new staff.
“This is probably the smartest staff I’ve been around,” Hutchinson said, per Angelique Chengelis of The Detroit News. “I’ve learned so much about football [from the staff].”
That’s a pretty good start for such a young staff.
Michigan’s spring practice is already underway and the Wolverines are preparing to have a bounce-back year in 2021. There’s going to be a lot of pressure on Harbaugh, and this new staff, to lead the program back to the top of the B1G.