Michigan football names Kirk Campbell as new QBs coach

The Michigan football team has been looking for a new quarterbacks coach, and on Friday afternoon, Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh announced that he has found the right person for the job. Within the past hour, Harbaugh, via a press release from Michigan, officially announced that Kirk Campbell has been hired as their new QBs coach for the 2023 season. Campbell was formerly the OC and QBs coach at Old Dominion. He spent two seasons at Old Dominion before being hired by Michigan as an offensive analyst last winter.

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Jim Harbaugh comments on promotion of Kirk Campbell

Here is what Harbaugh had to say about elevating Campbell to the Wolverines QBs coach.

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“Kirk is a bright, young offensive mind that immediately meshed with our coaching staff last year,” said Harbaugh. “Our offensive staff was really impressed with his knowledge and expertise of the entire offense, and he was integral to the success of the offense with game planning and opponent scouting. Kirk does an outstanding job developing relationships and I know he will have an outstanding rapport with our quarterbacks. We are excited to have Kirk and his wife, Lauren, as well as their daughter, Riley, continue as members of our Michigan Football family.”

Campbell talks about opportunity with Michigan Football team

Campbell said that he is ‘incredibly grateful' for the opportunity that Harbaugh is giving him.

“I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to serve as the Robert McCollum Family Quarterback Coach at the University of Michigan,” said Campbell. “I enjoy my relationship with Coach Harbaugh and our staff, and I look forward to working with them as we develop, mentor and coach great players. My family and I love everything about this university and football program, especially the people that I get to work with daily. I look forward to helping Team 144 reach new heights in 2023. Today, and every day, it's great to be a Michigan Wolverine. Go Blue!”

Big Picture

Michigan was in the market for a new QBs coach and it makes perfect sense in this situation to hire from within. Campbell is well-versed in what the Wolverines are trying to do on the offensive side of the ball, and he has a great relationship with the quarterbacks who are currently on the Michigan roster.

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