Michigan Makes Unexpected Coaching Change
Michigan made an unexpected coaching change this week.
Jim Harbaugh lost arguably one of his top assistants to the NFL on Wednesday when linebackers coach Anthony Campanile accepted a job with the Miami Dolphins.
According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, Campanile was one of Harbaugh’s top recruiters and his departure is a real blow to the coaching staff.
Prior to his time in Michigan, Campanile served as a defensive coordinator for Boston College.
While an official announcement has not yet been made regarding what Campanile will do in Miami, he is expected to serve as a positional coach.
Another interesting hire for Brian Flores from the college ranks: The #Dolphins are hiring #Michigan LBs coach Anthony Campanile for a position coach job on the defense, source said. He was Boston College’s co-DC in 2018.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 16, 2020
Campanile was the frequent subject of speculation over the past year. Many within Michigan expected him to take another job sooner rather than later, but that did not take any of the sting off this particular news.
Campanile had previously received offers from both Rutgers and Boston College, but turned both down.