Maize & Blue Review’s Josh Henschke reported on Monday that Head Coach Jim Harbaugh reached out to former Michigan great Brian Griese about the QB coach vacancy. Henschke said that contact was made but he was unsure of the depths of the talks between the sides.
Griese played at Michigan from 1993-1997 and was the QB for the Wolverines 1997 national championship team. He played in the NFL from 1998-2008 and later went into broadcasting.
Griese backed up John Elway on the Super Bowl winning Broncos in 1998, and became the fulltime starter when Elway retired. He also had stints with the Miami Dolphins, Chicago Bears, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
After two years as a commentator on “Monday Night Football,” Griese went into coaching. He is in his first season as the QB coach for the 49ers, who enjoyed success with multiple quarterbacks.
In addition to Griese, Henschke reported that Michigan also reached out to Tavita Pritchard and Tee Martin about the job.
Michigan is in the market for a new coach after firing Matt Weiss for his involvement in a criminal investigation. Weiss was Michigan’s QB coach and co-offensive coordinator.
Brian Griese. Photo courtsey of michiganrivals.com