Jim Harbaugh telling recruits Pep Hamilton to join UM's staff

Could the Browns' coaching exodus reach the college ranks?

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh has been telling recruits over the past few days that Cleveland associate head coach/offense Pep Hamilton will be joining the staff, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported per a source informed of the situation.

The two men would reunite after both were on Stanford's coaching staff in 2010, Harbaugh's last season at the helm in Palo Alto. Hamilton was wide receivers coach that season, before he was promoted to offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach in 2011.

After two-plus seasons as the Colts' OC, and joining forces again with quarterback Andrew Luck, Hamilton wound up in Cleveland this year following his midseason firing in 2015 from Indy.

Hamilton's addition in Ann Arbor would be perfect timing since Michigan just lost Jedd Fisch to UCLA. Fisch spent the past two seasons as the passing game coordinator, quarterbacks coach and receivers coach under Harbaugh.

Browns coach Hue Jackson, however, told the Plain Dealer Sunday that he feels "very comfortable that Pep will stay (with the Browns)."

Considering Hamilton has multiple years of experience as both quarterbacks and wide receivers coach across the pro and collegiate levels, it seems that the rich might just keep on getting richer in college football.

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