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Herrmann headed to the NFL

Michigan's defensive coordinator from 1997-2005, Jim Herrmann, has decided to leave Michigan and accept a job with the NFL's New York Jets. Herrmann was Broyles Award winner in Michigan's 1997 National Championship season as the top assistant coach in college football and also played linebacker for the Wolverines in the early 1980's.
Herrmann is leaving Michigan after 20 seasons as an assistant coach in Ann Arbor and will join new Jets' head coach Eric Mangini's staff, the Detroit News' Angelique S. Chengelis reported Sunday. He becomes the third Wolverine assistant to accept a coaching position in the NFL this offseason.
Former offensive coordinator Terry Malone became the tight ends coach in New Orleans earlier this month. Defensive backs coach Ron English accepted a position with the Chicago Bears on Monday of last week, but returned to Michigan later in the week to assume the defensive coordinator position following Herrmann's departure.
Michigan went 85-26, won five Big Ten championships and one national championship with Herrmann manning the defensive helm. He also coached three consensus All-Americans during his tenure as defensive coordinator.
Click here for the link to the Detroit News article on Herrmann's departure