alternate headline: man does job
Michigan CBs coach Roy Manning has been been hired as outside LBs coach at Washington State per source.— Thayer Evans (@ThayerEvansSI) January 18, 2015
A great pick up for WSU. Hope to see Roy Back with a Block M on his hat again in the future!
Over on Touch the Banner, Magnus suggested that Tyrone Wheatley was unlikely to come to Michigan now that Trevno is in the fold and suggested Roy Manning as another possibility (LINK).
Looking at Manning's bio over on MGoBlue (LINK), I saw that he coached running backs before he got to Michigan, at Cincinnati (2012) and for two months at Northern Illinois (2013) before he was hired by Michigan. It's often the case that great recruiters are given the responsibility for running backs, and we know that Manning is a top recruiter.
If there's no room for Manning on the defensive side of the ball (something discussed by Brian and Ace in the last podcast) and Tyrone Wheatley would rather stay in the NFL or take a job as an OC, I'd think that Manning at RB coach (if he's willing to do it) would be a great way to keep recruiting acumen in the fold and maintain continuity among the coaches.
[EDIT: corrected the info about Manning's tenure at NIU thanks to comments by Mr Miggle]
A while back I wrote about one of my players, Shaun Wade, who had just received an offer from OSU and some ACC teams, asking for help getting M's attention. He texted today to let me know that Roy Manning reached out to him and offered.
For those who don't remember, he's also Top 100 for basketball in 2017
He knows that Brady Hoke is basically a dead man walking and said that he still wants to visit the campus. We will see how it goes over the course of the next couple of months, will be interesting to see if Manning stays regardless. Go Blue! NOTE: Rivals guy tweeted incorrectly, he's 2017.
I know there were a lot of questions about why our LB coach, Roy Manning, who played LB at Michigan and in the NFL, was moving to CB coach.
Mlive has an interesting article suggesting his rapport with our new CB recruits may have been a big factor. It also points out the the defensive backfield still has Curt Mallory coaching safeties. I'll bet a lot of the time they are coaching together.
For those who wondered why Michigan assistant Roy Manning was given the new position of cornerbacks coach earlier this winter, you may have part of your answer.
After being one of the main point men in Michigan's long and competitive recruitment of five-star 2014 corner Jabrill Peppers, Manning struck again on the recruiting trail Monday when the Wolverines landed four-star corner Garrett Taylor -- the top player in the state of Virginia.
Shortly after announcing his commitment via Twitter on Monday, Taylor spoke with Rivals.com about one of the main reasons why he chose to come to Ann Arbor.
Manning's name was almost immediately uttered.