Michigan Football Officially Announces New Coaching Hire

first_imgJim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines argues a call on the sideline.COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 26: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines argues a call on the sideline during the second half against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)The Michigan Wolverines will lose multiple stars on defense to the NFL Draft, but the coaching staff just made a significant addition for next season.With Don Brown returning to Ann Arbor for another season as the defensive coordinator, the Wolverines didn’t have to worry about having familiar faces on their staff. Nonetheless, Jim Harbaugh went out of his way to bring new methods and ideas to that unit.After spending one season with Arizona State, Shaun Nua will become the new defensive line coach for Michigan. He also had prior experience with Navy and BYU.Nua has mentored a plethora of defensive lineman over the past few years, and his ability to coach was showcased with the Sun Devils in the form of  Renell Wren. The senior became an absolute force in the trenches for Arizona State and should be selected rather early in the upcoming draft.Considering that Nua was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers back in 2005 and was in the NFL for four seasons, he should be able to relate to his players.Harbaugh expressed his excitement over this coaching hire, saying “Shaun is a rising star in the coaching profession.”The Wolverines announced the move becoming official on their Twitter account today.OFFICIAL: @CoachJim4UM names Shaun Nua as new defensive line coach.DETAILS » https://t.co/i0MxHuwnD8#GoBlue 〽️? pic.twitter.com/NYp7FB2Bc1— Michigan Football (@UMichFootball) January 17, 2019The Wolverines finished the 2018 season with the No. 2 defense in the entire country, allowing only 275.2 yards per game.With expectations rising in Michigan for next season, it’ll be interesting to see if Nua can help elevate the defense to new heights.last_img

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