Michigan has hired Maryland linebackers coach/special teams coordinator George Helow to be the safeties coach.
Hit the jump for more.
Helow played at Ole Miss under Houston Nutt before embarking on an interning/coaching career that took him from Alabama to Georgia to Colorado State to Maryland, coaching safeties and outside linebackers at his various stops.
I have not come across Helow on the coaching/clinic circuit, so I’m unfamiliar with him. But I do randomly have a friend who’s pretty plugged into Maryland, and he says Helow is a pretty big loss. He says the linebacker play improved and that he’s a solid recruiter, though he didn’t have much time at Maryland to establish relationships since he was only there for one season.
The current defensive coaching staff looks like this:
- DL: Shaun Nua
- ILB: Brian Jean-Mary
- OLB/Co-DC: Mike Macdonald
- CB/Co-DC: Maurice Linguist
- S: George Helow
Instead of analysis, here’s ten minutes of highlights of Helow running downfield on kickoffs from the Houston Nutt era:
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