Michigan Football: Grant Newsome New TE Coach
This is a good move and rewarding for coaches around the country seeing a guy go from a player, a GA, and then keep moving up the ladder and getting a chance.
Now did I want to see them going out and getting somebody else? Yea, but I am not upset about this because he has been around this program and knows what it takes. Also with Moore sharing OC duties that Newsome can help out with the OL as well if needed.
Is this staff better than a few days ago, weeks ago, or even a month ago? Well not sure we will have to see, but I do believe that Elston is a upgrade as the DL coach over Nua … not trying to say he is a better coach, but he has a lot of experience, a former player, and also he has been a recruiting coordinator in the past so he knows how recruiting works and how hard you have to do it all the time.
CoachBT Comments: I like what Harbaugh has done with offense staff. Promoting from within and moving Bellamy to offense were good moves.
I am fan of hiring GAs’ like Newsome who have paid their dues. Not only does he help with Tight Ends, but will also give some help to Coach Moore with the Offensive Line. I heard very positive things about Coach Newsome as a GA. That does not guarantee success, but is a positive.
From MGoBlue release — Coach Jim Harbaugh:
“Grant has been a positive, motivating force within our coaching staff since he joined us as a student assistant,” said Harbaugh. “We have had a front-row seat to Grant’s development as a coach and are excited that he has chosen to accept our offer to become a full-time assistant. He is a future star in this profession, and our players really respect what Grant is teaching on the field and the insight that he shares from life experiences. We are excited to have Grant and his wife, Coco, continue as key members of the Michigan Football family.”
Harbaugh also announced that Sherrone Moore and Matt Weiss will co-coordinate the offense for the Wolverines. The Donald C. Graham Offensive Line Coach, Moore is in his second season as co-offensive coordinator. Weiss, who joined the staff last year from the Baltimore Ravens, will continue coaching the quarterbacks and adds duties as the Sanford Robertson Co-Offensive Coordinator.
The offensive coaching room adds the services of Ron Bellamy, who will mentor the wide receivers after working with the program’s safeties last season. Mike Hart will add duties as the run game coordinator and continue to tutor the running backs.
Following are the titles and coaching assignments for the offense and special teams staff:
Sherrone Moore – Sanford Robertson Co-Offensive Coordinator/Donald C. Graham Offensive Line Coach
Matt Weiss – Sanford Robertson Co-Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
Ron Bellamy – Wide Receivers
Mike Hart – Run Game Coordinator/Running Backs
Grant Newsome – Tight Ends
Jay Harbaugh – Special Teams Coordinator/Safeties
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