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Michigan D-line coach reportedly headed to Oklahoma

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Oklahoma is reportedly filling another vacancy on its coaching staff.

Per and Jake Trotter of ESPN, Michigan defensive line coach Jerry Montgomery is heading to Oklahoma in a similar capacity. Montgomery has spent the past two seasons with the Wolverines and has a connection to Bob Stoops through the University of Iowa.

An official announcement hasn’t been made yet — one is expected early this week — but Michigan defensive tackle Ondre Pipkins did tweet on Saturday Want to wish Coach Montgomery and his family luck at Oklahoma. He taught me a lot and I’ll never forget the talks we had.”

Montgomery would replace Jackie Shipp, who will not return for the 2013 season. Oklahoma recently added offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh from West Virginia.

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11 Responses to “Michigan D-line coach reportedly headed to Oklahoma”
  1. rsmeans says: Feb 24, 2013 11:42 AM

    Surprised he is moving from a program on the up trend to one that continues downward. Obviously he never wants to win a NC.

  2. mdac1012 says: Feb 24, 2013 11:55 AM

    Seriously, due any of these guys stay at a job longer than 2 or 3 years? College sports is the only place where contracts mean absolutely nothing. Whether its a coach leaving a school or a school leaving a conference, the only people that ever seem to be held to their commitments are the student athletes.

    Not that I overly care that Jerry Montgomery is leaving, D-line coaches are a dime a dozen these days, but when does it get past the point of ridiculous with all the movement?

  3. barnesaintnoble says: Feb 24, 2013 12:46 PM

    Brady Hoke and Greg Mattison are both DL coaches, probably wanted to get out of their shadow.

    Charles Woodson spotted in Ann Arbor. That would be a nice addition to the coaching staff.

  4. normtide says: Feb 24, 2013 1:59 PM

    Mdac- My father and I have a theory about head coaches and assistants. For most HC, ten years is the point where you need to move to another job. They get complacent, lose that drive. For assistants, it can be as short as two or three years. Ofc, there are exceptions.

  5. dumbpollack says: Feb 24, 2013 5:17 PM

    Brady does cast a HUGE shadow!!!

  6. effjohntaylornorelation says: Feb 24, 2013 6:51 PM

    When will the B1G realize the importance of COMPETITIVELY compensating their assistant coaches? Over a dozen are poached each year by other conference and for lateral titles.

  7. polegojim says: Feb 24, 2013 7:35 PM

    Not overly impressed with D-Line play past 2 ys.

    I’m open for new blood and passion and frankly want players and coaches dedicated to Michigan football. If his loyalty is elsewhere… best he go.

    Let’s just get the job done.

    Go BLUE!

    dumbpollack… the fat jokes are so tired – and you spell it wrong… a ‘polak’ would know that.

  8. dumbpollack says: Feb 24, 2013 10:37 PM

    I love it when u Michigan fans defend your coach. If this is the guy you think is going to bring the sun & blue back, good luck! The guy is a total wannabe who won’t be there in 3 years. Go Bucks!!!

  9. CBFAN says: Feb 25, 2013 8:31 AM

    The rats are jumping from the ship

  10. polegojim says: Feb 25, 2013 10:24 AM

    dumbp…. yawn, yawn, yawn.

  11. dumbpollack says: Feb 25, 2013 12:34 PM

    pole…yawn is right! lets see how the fatman does when he doesnt have Dennard going around end for six next year. i will give credit where its due and you just lost your only true weapon. all i am saying is its not good for the Big 10 when Mich is down and i dont see “big boy” as the long term answer.

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