Mike Hart makes Michigan return as new running backs coach

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Michigan is hiring Mike Hart, the Wolverines’ all-time main rusher, as running backs coach, the varsity introduced Wednesday.

Hart set Michigan information for dashing yards (5,040 yards) and carries (1,015) and scored 41 dashing touchdowns as a four-year starter. He received Big Ten Freshman of the Year honors in 2004 and was once a three-time first-team All-Big Ten variety. He additionally two times was once a finalist for the Doak Walker Award and completed 5th within the Heisman Trophy vote casting in 2006. Hart set a crew document with 28 video games with 100 or extra dashing yards.

“Michigan has all the time held a different position in my center,” Hart stated in a observation. “It is a spot that all the time believed in me and a spot that I’ve all the time believed in. I’m excited to sign up for Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan workforce, and cannot wait to get to paintings with a skilled running again workforce.”

Hart, 34, spent the previous 4 years training running backs at Indiana.

A sixth-round select of the Indianapolis Colts in 2008, Hart performed 3 NFL seasons ahead of getting into training at Eastern Michigan. He later coached running backs at Western Michigan and Syracuse ahead of becoming a member of Indiana’s workforce in 2017. The Hoosiers promoted Hart to affiliate head coach in 2020.

Michigan final week introduced a new four-year contract for Harbaugh, who’s 49-22 in six seasons however went 2-Four in 2020.

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