There are multiple reports indicating former Florida defensive coordinator and interim head coach D.J. Durkin has accepted a job offer from Jim Harbaugh to become Michigan’s next defensive coordinator.
Durkin coached under Harbaugh from 2007 to 2009 at Stanford as the defensive ends coach and special teams coordinator. He then left the Cardinal in 2010 to join Urban Meyer, his old boss at Bowling Green, in Gainesville. This job will be the most high-profile he’s held to date.
What Durkin brings to the table is very similar to what Harbaugh brings. He’s an energetic coach with a bright mind and deep passion for the game.
In 2013, Durkin’s Gators finished eighth in total defense (314.3 yards) and 15th in scoring (21.1 points). This last season, Florida finished 15th in total defense (329.8 yards) and 19th in scoring (21.1 points).
Michigan has yet to announce the hiring.
Tyler Fenwick is the managing editor of The Big House Report. Follow him on Twitter @Ty_Fenwick.