If he was on the staff, he'd be on the Bentley Library's website. Sounds like WTKA was just wrong.
A question about Herb Deromedi and U-M
If memory serves me he was a srecial assistant during Carr's latter years, may have been unofficial consultant type position.
I remember the same thing. It was somewhat off-the-record.
Maybe they had Deromedi confused with our former beloved offesnive coordinator.
No, he specifically stated "maybe one of the greatest coaches in the history of the MAC" when mentioning Deromedi. I'm not a DeBord hater, but nobody would ever mistake his 12-34 record at CMU for greatness.
Now, after accepting a position as a volunteer assistant under Michigan head coach Lloyd Carr, [Deromedi] will shift his mindset toward learning.
“I’ve been removed from football for a while, so it gives me a chance to see how the game has changed,” Deromedi said. “It’s a great opportunity to work with their program.”
Carr and offensive coordinator Mike DeBord made room for Deromedi on the U-M staff where he will serve as a mentor.
I moved from Mt. Pleasant to Ann Arbor in July 2006. I remember running into Herb on the concourse outside Michigan Stadium I don't think it was a game so it must have been a fan day event. I don't know him all that well - but everyone knows everyone in Mt. Pleasant. I asked him what he was doing there (he had a polo shirt with a Michigan logo). He told me that Lloyd had asked him if he wanted to help out. I think he had family in Ann Arbor too so it was a good fit after retiring as AD at CMU.
Bo used to use Alex Agase the ex Northwestern Coach in the same fashion
Herb was a classic "John Hughes-style" high school driver's ed/bored gym teacher before leaving an assistant football coaching position in HS for an assistant's position under Kramer at CMU. He coached my freshman baseball team--I don't think he ever got off the bleachers the whole Spring. His HS tenure certainly did not foretell his outstanding college career.