The off-season coaching staff shuffling continues for Michigan. This time the coaching staff adds a rising high school coach in Flanagan High School Head Coach Devin Bush Sr. This was first reported by 247sports’ National Recruiting Analyst Ryan Bartow.
Devin Bush Sr., was a former safety for the Florida State Seminoles and won a National Title in 1993. Later on, Bush Sr. played eight years in the NFL for the Cleveland Browns and St. Louis Rams; in 1999, with the St. Louis Rams, he won a Super Bowl. In his coaching career at Flanagan High School, he spent the past three seasons as the head coach, leading them to a 12-2 record, and a 8A Florida state title this past year.
Three of his former high school players are now signed with Michigan: Josh Metellus and Devin Gil; including his son Devin Bush Jr. In terms of recruiting, this could be another bonus for Michigan with 2017 4-star CB Stanford Samuels, who is currently a junior at Flanagan.
Bush is the latest part of the defensive side of the coaching staff. The current Michigan coaching staff is full of a few new faces: defensive coordinator Don Brown, linebackers coach Chris Partridge ( who was promoted ) and there are reports saying that Michigan defensive backs coach Greg Jackson is heading to the Dallas Cowboys to be the safeties coach. Michigan could hire another secondary coach.
In addition, the Wolverines did have have a offensive analyst job still open with T.J. Weist’s departure to South Florida in the off-season. However, that spot was filled by Prattville (AL.) High School assistant Antonio “Bam” Richards. There is still one more opening on the recruiting staff after Erik Campell left the staff for a spot at UConn coaching the wide receivers.
Note: Last week, I posted a article saying that Devin Bush Sr. had not heard from the staff, after he told me through a text message. Today, Devin Bush Sr., told me Michigan contacted him earlier in the week and he will be in Ann Arbor sometime next week.
– Shane Kinnee (Senior Editor)