Second Michigan assistant leaving for Ohio State


The hits keep on coming for Michigan football.

Tuesday morning, reports from Lettermen Row indicated U-M linebackers coach, Al Washington, accepted an offer from Ohio State with the same role.

The Wolverine Lounge confirmed the rumors of Washington’s interest last week. Just a few days after his offer – and one day after  defensive line coach Greg Mattison left for OSU – Washington accepted it.

Report: Greg Mattison to accept job at Ohio State

Washington grew up in Columbus and coached alongside Ryan Day at Boston College in 2013-14. Washington — whose father played at Ohio State — is the second Wolverines assistant to leave for the Buckeyes in as many days. He was on staff in Ann Arbor for just under a year.

Michigan now has a hole at linebackers coach and defensive line coach, having lost both to OSU. Washington was a popular candidate to transition to defensive line. coach

However, now that he’s off to Columbus, there’s no clear candidates in-house that jump off the page. If Jim Harbaugh is good at anything, though, it’s hiring top-notch assistants, despite an alarming turnover rate.

Stay tuned to TWL for updates on the search.

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