Michigan passing game coordinator Pep Hamilton might be on his way out of Ann Arbor after only one season. Hamilton was linked to a job on the Oakland Raiders’ coaching staff under new head coach Jon Gruden this week.
Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports said that it would not be surprising if Gruden tried to hire Hamilton as part of his offensive staff.
Pep Hamilton linked to job on Raiders’ staff
Don’t be shocked if Jon Gruden & the Raiders try & hire #Michigan’s Pep Hamilton for his offensive staff.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) January 10, 2018
Hamilton has plenty of NFL experience. He was the offensive coordinator for the Indianapolis Colts from 2013-2015 and worked with the Cleveland Browns in 2016. He also had coaching stops with the New York Jets, San Francisco 49ers and Chicago Bears.
Hamilton joined Michigan’s staff last offseason and had assistant head coach duties in addition to his role as passing game coordinator. The Wolverines passing game never took off in 2017, however.
Michigan used three different quarterbacks last season, plugging in John O’Korn and Brandon Peters after Wilton Speight got injured in the fourth game of the year. Michigan averaged just 171.2 passing yards per game in 2017, a figure which ranked 11th in the Big Ten.