Brian Jean-Mary, Wolverine

Brian Jean-Mary, Wolverine


January 18, 2020
Brian Jean-Mary (image via CBS Sports)

In news that contradicts what many thought, Michigan is hiring Brian Jean-Mary to replace Anthony Campanile as linebackers coach (not MGoBlog guess Tank Wright, which I used to write my post yesterday).

Jean-Mary is a Florida native from Apopka (hello, Jeremy Gallon!) who played at Appalachian State. He has spent much of his career working with noted defensive guru Charlie Strong at Louisville, Texas, and South Florida. He was assistant head coach at Louisville, recruiting coordinator at Texas, and defensive coordinator at South Florida, so this is a guy with significant leadership experience.

He is also known as a solid recruiter. At Texas he recruited blue-chip prospects like 5-star player Malik Jefferson and top-100 prospects like Erick Fowler and Anthony Wheeler.

A lot of people were concerned about whether Michigan would find an ace recruiter to replace New Jersey native Chris Partridge. Michigan will have a tougher time having its pick of the litter from the states of Florida and Texas like it did in New Jersey, but there’s also more talent in Florida and Texas. It will be interesting to see how much Michigan’s recruiting strategy changes with Jean-Mary pulling some strings and using his connections.

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    je93
    Jan 18, 2020 at 1:31 PM

    This is certainly the safer hirer; doubters of Tank should rejoice

    With this resume, I would imagine this one sticks around for a shorter period, meaning less impact on longterm ‘strategy’

    “It will be interesting to see how much Michigan’s recruiting strategy changes with Jean-Mary pulling some strings and using his connection”

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    INTJohn
    Jan 19, 2020 at 8:50 PM

    When does girls lacrosse start?
    Football has turned into idiot shits ville!

    Yep, I’m a pussy…………INTJohn

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    Lanknows
    Jan 19, 2020 at 9:34 PM

    I’ll doubt a Harbaugh assistant hire as soon as he stops nailing 90% of them.

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    Roanman
    Jan 20, 2020 at 6:43 AM

    Bush Sr. is interesting to me. He shares a resume’ item Partridge enjoys in having built a big time high school program from not much. Was a way more successful player. But he is never the bride. He’s the eternal candidate from the outside perspective. It seems that he is not a consideration on the inside.

    So what’s the deal with Bush?

    I have never heard of a S&C guy advancing to a field position. Has to have happened, but …

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    Roanman
    Jan 20, 2020 at 7:03 AM

    Your comment settings might need a toggle. I’m a waiting moderation on one comment. Was published immediately on the next.

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