Michigan names replacement coach for Mike Hart

On Saturday, during Michigan‘s matchup against Indiana, Wolverines' running backs coach Mike Hart suffered a medical emergency that forced him to be taken off of the field on a stretcher.

Hart was taken to the hospital and he remained in Bloomington overnight for observation.

Following the game, Jim Harbaugh gave the following update on Hart.

Yeah, Mike had a medical emergency during the game. And he’s in stable condition. He’s going to stay overnight here in Bloomington for continuing observation. Mike’s a strong guy and just abundant prayers go his way and really put things in perspective.

Via Isaiah Hole – Wolverines Wire

Hart gives update on his health scare

On Monday, Hart gave the following update on his health scare.

“I would like to thank everyone for their support, messages, and prayers. I am truly grateful for the trainers and paramedics, the doctors and nurses at IU Hospital, Michigan’s team doctors, coaching staff, players and Coach Harbaugh. I would also like to thank IU’s football staff and team doctors. I will never forget everyone’s kindness and generosity. 

My wife and I are thankful to be surrounded by such incredible people. 

Health-wise, I am back in Ann Arbor and things are trending in a positive direction. I look forward to rejoining our team soon.”

-Mike Hart 

Who is replacing Mike Hart?

According to a report from Zach Shaw, analyst Fred Jackson is temporarily stepping in for Mike Hart as the Wolverines running backs coach.

As noted by Shaw, Jackson has now been the running backs coach under Michigan's last five head coaches: Gary Moeller, Lloyd Carr, Rich Rodriguez, Brady Hoke, and Jim Harbaugh.

There is no report yet as to how long Hart will be out, but we certainly hope he focuses on his health.