Michigan linebackers coach Chris Partridge turned down an offer from Alabama to become its associate head coach/linebackers coach, a source confirmed to The Wolverine Lounge.
Tom VanHaaren of ESPN reported this news first, via Twitter.
The offer was made officially earlier this week. It was turned down on Thursday morning by Partridge.
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More info on Chris Partridge
Partridge is – without question – Michigan’s best recruiter on its staff. He hits the trail harder than any other and he’s won numerous battles for multiple stars on Michigan’s roster.
The New Jersey native was ranked the No. 1 recruiter in the country by 247Sports for the 2017 class. He currently ranks No. 15 on its 2018 list.
As linebackers coach, he’s worked with Devin Bush, Jr., Michigan’s leading tackler and an All-Big Ten selection. He’s also coached Mike McCray, one of two Wolverine captains in 2017.
Partridge’s success at Michigan roots from his elite head coaching job at Paramus Catholic (N.J.). At Paramus, he coached the likes of Jabrill Peppers (Michigan), Rashan Gary (Michigan), Donald Stewart (Stanford), Drew Singelton (Michigan), Juwann Bushell-Beatty(Michigan), Billy Ray Mitchell (Virginia Tech) – and more.
He’s a vital piece to Michigan’s staff and it’d be the Wolverines’ best offseason move to keep him on staff.