Though the thought of joining former Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer in the National Football League had a certain appeal, one Michigan Wolverines assistant coach decided to say “thanks but no thanks” and remain in Ann Arbor.
Linebackers coach Brian Jean-Mary did interview for the same position with the Jacksonville Jaguars, who are now led by Meyer. However, he’ll be staying with the Wolverines under head coach Jim Harbaugh after all.
“Jean-Mary arrived in Ann Arbor as a 21-year coaching veteran having spent the last 10 seasons on the defensive staffs of Charlie Strong, first at Louisville (2010-13) as assistant head coach/linebackers coach, then at Texas (2014-16) as linebackers coach and recruiting coordinator, and finally at USF (2017-19).
As a recruiter, Jean-Mary helped produce a trio of top-15 signing classes at Texas, improving from 15th in 2014 to seventh in 2015 and eighth in 2016, and one at Georgia Tech (15th, 2007). He also had a top-30 class at Louisville in 2011 (27th).”