Another year, another slew of college football assistant coaches getting promotions across the country.
It’s that time of year, and for Michigan, the team just lost its safeties coach, Brian Smith, to Rice.
New Rice head coach Mike Bloomgren is hiring Michigan secondary coach Brian Smith as his defensive coordinator and North Carolina Central head coach Jerry Mack (31-15, four seasons, three MEAC titles) to run the Owls' offense. https://t.co/ZrDrteSk7k
— Ivan Maisel (@Ivan_Maisel) December 8, 2017
Smith, who primarily works with the safeties, is listed as a secondary coach. His two-year contract with the Wolverines was set to expire Feb. 25, 2018, per a memorandum of understanding. Smith made $150,000 per year.
Land of 10 obtained his contract terms through an open-records request.
Under Smith, the Wolverines have churned out many defensive standouts over the past two years who have gone on to play in the NFL. Jabrill Peppers and Jourdan Lewis are two notable play-makers, now playing for the Cleveland Browns and Dallas Cowboys, respectively.