Devin Bush Sr. has been a defensive analyst on Michigan’s staff for the last two seasons. He might be in line for a promotion.
Jim Harbaugh said Thursday that Bush is filling the role of interim safeties coach for Michigan’s staff as the team prepares for the Outback Bowl against South Carolina. The Wolverines lost safeties coach Brian Smith earlier this month when he took the job as Rice’s defensive coordinator.
It’s a trial period for Bush, the father of Michigan sophomore linebacker Devin Bush. If all goes well, he could have a job as one of Michigan’s primary assistants.
“He’s the interim safeties coach and I know Don [Brown, defensive coordinator] likes Devin a lot, so do I,” Harbaugh said. “This is a great opportunity for him to coach on the field. He hasn’t done that and it’s an extended job interview. He’s done a good job.”
A safety in his playing days, Bush Sr. helped Florida State win a national title in 1993 and went on to have an eight-year NFL career. Before joining the Michigan staff, Bush Sr. was the head coach at Charles W. Flanagan High School (Fla.) for three seasons.