Michigan Losses 2nd Coach To Ohio State

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According to Ohio State site Lettermen Row, Michigan linebackers coach Al Washington is joining Greg Mattison in Columbus, making a lateral move to coach the Buckeyes linebackers.

Hafley was also the 49ers' defensive backs coach under Chip Kelly, which is where the connection is between him and Ohio State head coach Ryan Day. He spent 13 total seasons, including a stint in the early 1990s, coaching the Buckeyes' chief rival. During his three seasons with the 49ers, none of their young defensive backs ever improved.

Day worked with Mattison on Urban Meyer's staff at Florida.

Hired last offseason by Jim Harbaugh, he coached the Viper position and was one of the team's key recruiters. Brown is still under consideration for the head coaching job at Temple.

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With Jackson and the running game carrying the offense in the second half of the season, all the wide receivers saw fewer targets. Brown said he would not sign another one-year deal, and that money would not be the only factor in his decision.

Since then, MI has lost to Ohio State and Florida by a combined 49 points, fallen to No. 14 in the final AP poll, lost two coaches to its archrival and seen Rashan Gary, Devin Bush, David Long and Zach Gentry declare early for the National Football League draft. Greg (Mattison) is a terrific coach.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 01: An Ohio State Buckeye helmet is seen on the sidelines prior to the start of the game during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Harbaugh retained Mattison from Brady Hoke's staff. Mattison had been Hoke's defensive coordinator.

Washington had been at MI for one year. Though Ohio State fans would gladly remind you that the Buckeyes put up 62 points in a 23-point win in November.