Fisch Hired as Pass Coordinator, QB/WR Coach

Friday Michigan officially announced the hiring of Jedd Fisch as the Wolverines' passing game coordinator and quarterbacks/wide receivers coach.

Michigan announced yet another hire late Friday afternoon as Jim Harbaugh officially welcomed the addition of Jedd Fisch to his coaching staff.

Fisch is welcomed to the Wolverines after spending two seasons as offensive coordinator of the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars.

In Ann Arbor, Fisch will serve as Michigan’s passing game coordinator, also responsible for guiding the quarterbacks and wide receivers.

"Jedd has acquired a great deal of expertise during his career and he'll be an outstanding member of our Michigan family," Jim Harbaugh said in a statement. “He has shown the ability to develop young talent, like Blake Bortles just last year with the Jacksonville Jaguars, and he has a great passion for teaching the game.

“With his track record in the NFL and college -- including time in Big Ten country -- he will be a great fit in Ann Arbor."

Fisch worked closely with rookie quarterback Blake Bortles during the 2014 season, guiding him to a nearly 60-percent completion percentage while accounting for over 3,000-yards through the air.

Rookie receivers Allen Hurns and Allen Robinson became the first rookie duo to each make 48 receptions in the same season, combining for 99 catches and 1,225-yards.

"I am extremely excited about the opportunity to come to Michigan and work with Coach Harbaugh," said Fisch in a statement released by the University. "I have had the good fortune during my years to learn from some tremendous mentors, and I believe this situation will be another terrific experience.

“Most importantly, I am looking forward to mentoring the outstanding student-athletes that will suit up for the Wolverines."

Fisch graduated from the University of Florida in 1998 with a degree in criminology.

Fisch served as a graduate assistant under then Florida coach Steve Spurrier from 1999-00, then immediately bolting for the NFL from 2001-03 with the Houston Texans as an assistant under coach Dom Capers.

Fisch spent four seasons with the Baltimore Ravens in various roles, named an assistant quarterbacks coach in his final season in 2007.

In 2008 Fisch helped tutor Denver Broncos wide receiver Brandon Marshall to a then career-high 104 receptions with 1,265-yards and six touchdowns, then heading off to the University of Minnesota to coach the wide outs during the 2009 season.

The quarterback’s coach for the Seattle Seahawks in 2010, Fisch was named offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach at the University of Miami (Fla.) for the 2011-12 seasons.


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