Per Orion Sang on the Twitterz: Looks like Devin Bush Sr. is a coach now [UPDATE: For the moment?]

Submitted by Larry Appleton on December 27th, 2017 at 4:21 PM

(NOTE: Orion Sang is the managing sports editor at the Michigan Daily.) Devin Bush Sr. is coaching on-field for the bowl practices and has been traveling for recruiting. It’s looking like he’s now a full-fledged assistant coach!


I Like Burgers

December 27th, 2017 at 5:23 PM ^

He can't go recruiting now regardless of whether or not he's a coach because its a dead period in recruiting until Jan 11th.  No in-person contact is allowed.  You can text, but coaches can't talk in-person to anyone. Including the players at the school they are practicing at.

You're kinda right on the on-field part though.  Only 9 coaches and 4 GAs are allowed to directly work with players during practice.  Although I'd imagine analyts and whatnot are allowed to be on the sidelines observing since plenty of other members of the staff (PR, trainers, etc) are allowed.  Analysts just can't coach during practice.

Mr Miggle

December 27th, 2017 at 4:33 PM ^

for Smith, but does this mean anything in that regard? He had already taken over his recruiting responsibility. It wouldn't make sense to not use him on the field for bowl practices.

For the permanent job it could be a tryout. Could be he was getting Smith's job all along and that's why Harbaugh didn't try to keep him. Could be they have someone else in mind who isn't available yet. I'll pick option #2.


December 27th, 2017 at 5:08 PM ^

Per Orion Sang twitter "(Note: This doesn;t necessariy mean Bush has been promoted to on-field coaching role. Just indication that he's currently filling in, which NCAA rules allow)"

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December 27th, 2017 at 5:09 PM ^

This could be a preemptive strike by coach. Explanation: Willie Taggart was just hired by FSU and looking to fill out his coaching staff. I could see him tapping a former FSU letterman who has connections to the Harbaughs from past coaching stops. It’s believable that Bush Sr. Has connections to south Florida H.S. coaches as his kid isn’t far removed from a decorated career in that region. He probably had a hand in Gil and Metellus as well. Coach might be trying to get a deal worked out before Willie comes calling.


December 27th, 2017 at 8:23 PM ^

It makes sense with Smith leaving and this perhaps being a chance to audtion for that job. He is probably going to be offered a position coach job at some point soon so this is a a good opportunity for him and Michigan.


December 28th, 2017 at 1:59 AM ^

We have strong connections in Texas (it appears), Jersey, the Northeast, Georgia and Florida.
Having Devin Sr., with Don Brown as a DC seems like a great match!
Good luck! Go Blue!