Ex-Wolverine Updates: Week 4

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5Oct 2020
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Ex-Wolverine Updates: Week 4

Chase Lasater (image via Twitter)

FORMER PLAYERS

WR Tarik Black (Texas): Black made 1 catch for 12 yards in a 33-31 loss to TCU.

TE Mustapha Muhammad (Kilgore Junior College): Muhammad transferred from Michigan to Houston and is now at Kilgore Junior College, which has canceled its season due to COVID.

CB Myles Sims (Georgia Tech): Georgia Tech (1-2) had a bye week.

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27Sep 2020
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Ex-Wolverine Updates: Week 3

Rashad Weaver (image via Pittsburgh Sports Now)

FORMER PLAYERS

WR Tarik Black (Texas): Black supposedly was injured early and did not record any stats in a 63-56 win over Texas Tech.

TE Mustapha Muhammad (Kilgore Junior College): Muhammad transferred from Michigan to Houston and is now at Kilgore Junior College, which has canceled its season due to COVID.

CB Myles Sims (Georgia Tech): Sims did not record any statistics in a 37-20 loss to Syracuse.

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3Jan 2020
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Chris Partridge, Ex-Wolverine

Chris Partridge (image via Wolverines Wire)

You probably know this already, but Michigan safeties coach and special teams coordinator Chris Partridge has signed on to coach at Ole Miss in some capacity under Lane Kiffin. Judging from recent developments and coaching staffs at Ole Miss – and with Kiffin himself – I expect this to be a very entertaining coaching tenure for Kiffin and crew. (He also hired former Michigan defensive coordinator and Maryland head coach D.J. Durkin, who was fired because Maryland offensive lineman Jordan McNair died.)

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14Jan 2016
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Chris Partridge named linebackers/special teams coach

Chris Partridge (with Jim Harbaugh, Jabrill Peppers, and Ron Johnson)

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Michigan recruiting coordinator Chris Partridge has been named Michigan’s linebacker/special teams coach. After filling in as linebacker coach for Michigan’s bowl preparation (former linebacker coach/defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin left for the Maryland head job), Partridge got the permanent job. He replaces John Baxter, the special teams coach who left for USC after one year in Ann Arbor. Partridge previously spent time coaching defensive line, secondary, and helping with special teams at both Lafayette and The Citadel before returning to the high school ranks.

Meanwhile, new defensive coordinator Don Brown spent the past three seasons coaching linebackers at Boston College. Prior to that, he was coaching cornerbacks. Something may have to give, as Michigan currently has the safeties covered (Greg Jackson), a cornerback coach (Mike Zordich), a linebacker coach (Partridge), and a defensive line coach (Greg Mattison). Perhaps Partridge and Brown will split linebacker duties, with one taking the outside guys and another taking the inside guys. It would be an odd step to replace a full-time special teams coach with a newbie who then has to coach linebackers and special teams. Another option would be to bring in a graduate assistant to help with the linebackers, much like Will Carr (defensive tackles) and Derron Montgomery (wide receivers) have helped Mattison and Jedd Fisch in the past.

This also opens up a spot for a recruiting coordinator. Matt Doherty has a similar role to Partridge’s old spot, and Erik Campbell has been helping out. There have been rumors that Devin Bush, Sr. – currently the coach at Pembroke Pines (FL) Flanagan and the father of early enrollee Devin Bush, Jr. – could come on board in some capacity. Also, Michigan hired Rick Finotti as a football operations guy out of northern Ohio, and he could also step in. However, Michigan has not focused much of its recruiting efforts in Ohio since Jim Harbaugh was hired, so Finotti’s connections may not pay off as well as Partridge’s have in New Jersey.