The Chris Partridge firing might have some light shed on it after a report detailed the language that was used.

Partridge coached linebackers in Ann Arbor and was let go by the program on Friday. The decision was made after a report said that the NCAA presented Michigan with damaging evidence against the former assistant.

The report said that a booster nicknamed “Uncle T” funded the sign-stealing scheme and that Partridge tried to destroy some computer evidence.


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A source told ESPN’s Pete Thamel that Michigan determined Partridge had failed to satisfactorily perform his duties by discussing the ongoing NCAA investigation with those associated with the program or others.

“As we discussed today, the university has received evidence that you have failed to abide by the university directive not to discuss an ongoing NCAA investigation with anyone associated with the Michigan football program or others and as a result has determined that you have failed to satisfactorily perform your duties.” The report said.

This season wasn’t Partridge’s first time at Michigan. He was with the program from 2015-2019 in various assistant roles such as director of player personnel, special teams coordinator, and safeties coach.