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Ace January 2nd, 2017 at 2:44 PM


[Bryan Fuller]

Michigan is in the market for a new offensive assistant. FoxSports's Bruce Feldman reports that passing game coordinator and QB/WR coach Jedd Fisch will be UCLA's next offensive coordinator.

It was only a matter of time before Fisch climbed the ladder. He joined Jim Harbaugh's first Michigan staff after a two-year stint as offensive coordinator for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Due in part to circumstances beyond his control, he's never spent more than two years at the same job since 2007, when he finished off a three-year assistant stint with Baltimore before working his way up the coaching ranks with the Denver Broncos, Minnesota (B1G), Seattle Seahawks, Miami (YTM), and Jacksonville.

Harbaugh will have some flexibility with his next hire because of his ability to handle the quarterbacks himself if need be. He could look for someone from his coaching tree; Greg Roman, Harbaugh's offensive coordinator for the 49ers who's looking for a new gig after an abbreviated stint in Buffalo, is already being put out there as a potential candidate, though his specialties (OL and TE) overlap with Tim Drevno's. If Harbaugh desires a more passing-oriented coach, he could go for a coach without a previous connection to him; that worked out rather well when he took Fisch two years ago.

Fisch played a big role in Jake Rudock's remarkable in-season development in 2015 and had plenty of input as a playcaller the last two seasons. We'll always have "good shit, Jedd":

Fisch will now get to work with a potential #1 draft pick in UCLA QB Josh Rosen. Best of luck to him.

Comments

alum96

January 2nd, 2017 at 3:14 PM ^

In the original staff this was the guy most thought would be here 12 months max, so getting 24 was fine.  JH is an offensive guy so I am not going to be worried about losing anyone on that side of the ball at any time - any of them.  I'll be a lot more interested in any defensive replacements along the way.

To that end who is the #1 'croot of the 2018 class and does his coach need a J-O-B????

M-GO-Beek

January 2nd, 2017 at 3:22 PM ^

Good for Fisch, but is it really a good situation for him to step into?  I feel like Mora is one mediocre year from being canned.  Hopefully Jedd got a multiyear contract to get paid even if he isn't at UCLA the year after next.

Jalm

January 2nd, 2017 at 4:21 PM ^

Maybe dumb question, but Ill ask anyways. What is the consensus/overall feel of a possible Greg Roman hire?

I've heard a lot of questionable things, such as not very creative/predictable play calling.