Report: Michigan DL coach Jerry Montgomery headed to Oklahoma
Michigan defensive line coach Jerry Montgomery is headed to Oklahoma, GoBlueWolverine.com is reporting.
Michigan coach Brady Hoke said last month he expected to retain his full staff next season, but the Sooners fired defensive line coach Jackie Shipp this offseason and reports surfaced Thursday they were interested in Montgomery.
GoBlueWolverine.com is reporting Montgomery accepted the job a day later.
Michigan declined to comment on the report, although sophomore defensive tackle Ondre Pipkins seemed to confirm the move on Twitter.
Want to wish Coach Montgomery and his family luck at #Oklahoma he taught me a lot and I'll never forget the talks we had Love you coach— peeweeuofm9456 (@PeeWeeUofM9456) February 23, 2013
Montgomery was lured from Wyoming to join Hoke's first staff at Michigan in 2011. He is the first assistant to depart that original staff.
Montgomery was considered by some around the program to be a likely candidate to rise in the coaching profession, either at Michigan or elsewhere. He remains young, at 32 years old, yet is considered a skilled teacher at defensive line and a highly effective recruiter.
He was a key figure in luring back-to-back top 10 recruiting classes to Michigan the past two years.
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