Al Washington is officially a member of Michigan’s coaching staff. The Wolverines made the announcement Friday afternoon that they’re bringing in Washington as a defensive coach.
Michigan said Washington, who spent the 2017 season as Cincinnati’s defensive line coach, will work with “specialized package players” on defense but had not yet been assigned a position group.
Multiple outlets reported that Michigan was bringing in Washington on Thursday.
Michigan reportedly adding Al Washington to coaching staff
Scoop(s): Several changes are expected to be made to Michigan's staff. Updates here on Dan Enos, Pep Hamilton, Al Washington and more. https://t.co/jBMFfGsfFV
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Washington joined Luke Fickell’s staff at Cincinnati last January after spending five seasons at Boston College. Washington worked with Michigan defensive coordinator Don Brown when he was at BC.
Washington played defensive tackle at Boston College from 2002-2005 before joining the coaching ranks. He spent three years as the running backs coach at Boston College before moving to defensive line coach/special teams coordinator in 2016. It’s unclear what his position will be on Jim Harbaugh’s staff.
Michigan also reportedly added former Central Michigan head coach/Arkansas offensive coordinator Dan Enos to its staff on Friday.