Former Michigan star and running backs coach Tyrone Wheatley is reportedly close to landing his first gig as a head coach.
According to Zach Barnett of FootballScoop, Morgan State is expected to hire Wheatley as the program’s next head coach. Though he’s been coaching since 2008, it would be his first job as a head coach at the college level.
Wheatley has spent the last two seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars, serving as the running backs coach. Prior to that, he was the running backs coach at Michigan on Jim Harbaugh’s staff. Wheatley has also had prior stints at Eastern Michigan, Syracuse and with the Buffalo Bills.
Morgan State began a national coaching search following the 2018 season, which ended with a 4-7 record. Ernest Jones led the program on an interim basis last fall, after the university fired Fred Farrier.
As a player, Wheatley was a three-time All-B1G selection and was the B1G Offensive Player of the Year in 1992.