|Michigan hires 2 of Rodriguez's assistants from West Virginia|
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|Friday, 04 January 2008 16:12|
Defensive backs coach Tony Gibson also will join Rodriguez's staff in Ann Arbor, Michigan spokesman Bruce Madej said Friday night.
Madej said he could not comment on an ESPN.com report that three other assistants - offensive line coach Greg Frey, quarterbacks coach Rod Smith and safeties coach Bruce Tall - also are headed to Michigan.
At West Virginia, assistant Bill Stewart became interim coach after Rodriguez was hired by the Wolverines on Dec. 16. On Thursday he was made head coach, the day after West Virginia defeated Oklahoma 48-28 in the Fiesta Bowl.
Stewart said he wanted the entire staff to return, although some were expected to join Rodriguez at Michigan. Gibson, who also served as West Virginia's recruiting coordinator, was the only assistant who had resigned as of Thursday.