247Sports.com and mgoblog.com have reported that D.J. Durkin, Tim Drevno, and Greg Mattison are all joining Harbaugh in Ann Arbor. Durkin will be the defensive coordinator, Mattison would coach the linebackers, and Drevno will be the offensive coordinator. Harbaugh has brought in men with NFL pedigree, and hopes to develop players that are not his, and redevelop the chemistry within his own coaching staff.
Durkin was the Rivals.com 2012 recruiter of the year, and built a tough defense while he was at Florida. Recruits will take notice, and Durkin will be a big player in that.
Mattison is no slouch, either. Michigan was the tenth ranked defense in the entire NCAA last season. He will help mend the relationships with current players, making the defensive coordinator change, hopefully, go smoothly. He will be giving Durkin an opportunity to continue to build on an already above average defense.
Drevno is coming from USC, and his knowledge of an offensive line is tremendous. The majority of players with position battles on the team were apart of former head coach, Brady Hoke’s best recruiting classes, so Drevno will be looked at to mold the group.
This story is ongoing and we will provide updates as they come in.