Indiana coach Tom Allen is adding a former Michigan star to his staff.
Matthew Weaver of Peegs.com and Zach Osterman of The Indianapolis Star report that Allen will hire former Michigan RB Mike Hart as running backs coach.
Indiana to hire ex-Michigan Star Mike Hart as assistant
Can confirm IU intends to hire former Michigan Wolverine, Indianapolis Colt Mike Hart as its new running backs coach. #iufb
— Zach Osterman (@ZachOsterman) March 2, 2017
Hart rushed for more than 5,000 yards in his four seasons with the Wolverines (2004-2007), finishing in fifth place in the Heisman Trophy voting in 2006. That season, Hart ran for 1,562 yards and 14 touchdowns. He was also a two-time Doak Walker Award finalist.
The running back then played for the Indianapolis Colts in the NFL (as a sixth-round selection), picking up 264 yards in his career. Hart then became a college coach at Eastern Michigan (2011-2013), Western Michigan (2014-2015) and Syracuse (2016). He was running backs coach at each stop.
Mike Hart’s Michigan statistics
- 2004: 1,455 rushing yards, 9 TDs
- 2005: 662 rushing yards, 4 TDs
- 2006: 1,562 rushing yards, 14 TDs
- 2007: 1,361 rushing yards, 14 TDs