Michigan Interviews Boston College Co-DC

Submitted by Jack Be Nimble on January 10th, 2019 at 5:39 PM

Thought I would post this. First bit of news I've heard on the replacements for the defensive staff openings. The article, by Sam Webb, was just published on 247.




January 10th, 2019 at 5:54 PM ^

Agree, not only would he coach the same position as Partridge, but his recruiting footprint is the exact same as Partridge. Thats a lot of overlap. Seems like they would want someone to compliment but bring recruiting expertise in a different geographical region. 

Mr Miggle

January 10th, 2019 at 6:46 PM ^

I think you'd want Partridge to concentrate on Georgia. We're pulling a lot of players out of there and they have a ridiculous amount of talent. That's where I'd send my best recruiter.

Gattis also had success recruiting NJ and the DMV. He's supposed to be a dynamite recruiter so it will be interesting to see how he'll be used.

It seems odd to pursue another DB coach, but Campanile has been a TE/WR coach for as long as a DB coach and he played some LB. Either he or Partridge could move. If Partridge really is being groomed to be a DC, it's probably good for him to get experience with different position groups. Good coaches can coach different positions.


January 10th, 2019 at 7:16 PM ^

Actually Partridge's recruiting footprint always seemed to be all of Jersey EXCEPT the Catholic school powerhouses not named Paramus that routinely crank out 4 and 5 star players.  Their coaches all hated him because he got Gary and Peppers to transfer to Paramus and made the school a national power for a few years as I recall.


January 10th, 2019 at 7:47 PM ^

How would he coach the same position as Partridge? Both have a history coaching linebackers and safeties. One would coach linebackers and one would coach safeties. 

Theyre also not restricted to recruiting an area they grew up in... they can be assigned any area in the country and recruit there. They’re just extra effective in NJ because of their connections from coaching there. That doesn’t mean they’re not extremely effective everywhere else. 


January 10th, 2019 at 5:46 PM ^

Someone show him Burton and Lurie Towers, which house 2 of the 23 grand carillons in the world. With a name like Campanile, he has to like bell towers.  Perhaps alumnus Dr. Steven Ball, noted campanologist can help with a tour. 


January 10th, 2019 at 5:46 PM ^

That's... not just a position coach, is it? BC still runs a pretty similar system to Brown, don't they? I can't imagine he'd come here for a demotion, and given that we already have Zordich and Brown, a demotion is basically what's on the table...

Unless someone is leaving. Then someone with experience running the defense Michigan already runs would be pretty attractive.

Wouldn't he?


January 11th, 2019 at 4:02 AM ^

You are overthinking this. it's only a [slight] demotion in title.

He will get paid more here as a position coach, he will have better resources, he will recruit better players, and allegedly Adazzio can be very difficult to work for. 

Plus, Don is going to retire eventually, and so being on the staff makes sense long term as well.  


January 10th, 2019 at 7:55 PM ^

How much of a “demotion” is it to go from co-coordinator at BC to Safeties coach at Michigan?

BC is a private school so they don’t have to release coach salary figures, but Partridge makes $500k/yr at Michigan. BC’s head coach makes $2.5 million per year so I have a hard time believing a co-DC makes much more (if at all more) than the $500k Partridge makes. Which would likely be similar to what Michigan would offer him.