Michigan has announced the promotion of Kirk Campbell, formerly the quarterbacks coach, to the position of offensive coordinator. The move comes as Sherrone Moore, the previous offensive coordinator, has been elevated to the role of head coach.

Expressing his enthusiasm for the new role, Campbell, at the age of 37, is set to assume the responsibilities of play-calling. In a statement, he acknowledged the unique nature of coaching at Michigan due to its rich football tradition and commitment to excellence on and off the field. Campbell, a protege of Joe Moorhead, had served as the offensive coordinator at Old Dominion for two years before joining the Wolverines’ staff in 2022. His impact was evident as Old Dominion significantly improved its offensive performance during his tenure.

Campbell’s promotion aligns with Moore’s earlier indication during his introductory news conference that he would likely delegate play-calling duties, hinting at Campbell as a strong candidate. Notably, Campbell earned praise for his work with J.J. McCarthy during Michigan’s season opener.

In conjunction with Campbell’s new role, Grant Newsome will transition from tight ends coach to offensive line coach. Moore expressed confidence in both Campbell and Newsome, referring to them as “two bright offensive minds” who have made substantial contributions to the offensive staff.

Meanwhile, on the defensive side, Michigan is preparing for changes, including the need to replace defensive coordinator Jesse Minter and safeties coach/special teams coordinator Jay Harbaugh. Internal options for these positions include Mike Elston and Steve Clinkscale, while a vacancy at linebackers coach, resulting from the dismissal of Chris Partridge in November, also awaits fulfillment.

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