UM tabs Tim Drevno to lead offense

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan has hired Tim Drevno to serve as the offensive coordinator for new football coach Jim Harbaugh.

Drevno was the running game coordinator and offensive line coach at Southern California last season, and he has worked with Harbaugh extensively in the past.

“I am excited to join the University of Michigan and work with coach Harbaugh again,” Drevno said Friday in a statement.

“We have a long history together, and I have great respect for what he has accomplished as a coach. I am excited to be in Ann Arbor and can’t wait to get to work with the players and staff to build on this program’s great tradition.”

Drevno also will coach Michigan’s offensive line. He was the offensive line coach under Harbaugh with the San Francisco 49ers during the 2011-13 seasons. At the college level, he was on Harbaugh’s staff at both Stanford (2007-10) and San Diego (2003-06).

“I am excited to reunite with Tim and have him serve as the offensive coordinator for our Michigan program,” Harbaugh said. “Tim is an outstanding offensive line coach and is a technician that works very hard at making his student-athletes better players and students.”

Drevno began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at his alma mater, Cal State Fullerton, during the 1991 and 1992 seasons. He was also an assistant at Montana State (1993-97), UNLV (1998), San Jose State (1999) and Idaho (2000-02).

Michigan hired Harbaugh in late December to replace Brady Hoke, who was fired after the Wolverines went 5-7 this season.

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