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Report: U-M hires Biff Poggi, father of fullback Henry Poggi, as associate head coach

After months of speculation, the Michigan football program has reportedly hired Biff Poggi as associate head coach.

Biff Poggi is a bit of a legend in the Maryland high school head coaching circles. 

After a 19 year stay with powerhouse high school program Gilman School, it appears that Poggi will be headed to the college ranks.

According to a report from the Baltimore Sun, Poggi has been hired by Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh to be an assistant head coach/special adviser to the football program.

"I felt like if I was ever going to do it, this is like the sun, the moon and the stars have lined up and I really am very comfortable with Jim and the coaching staff," Poggi told the Baltimore Sun.

Poggi is also the father of current Wolverines fullback, Henry, who has two years of eligibility remaining.

Poggi's job responsibilities include advising Harbaugh on strategy and organizational structure. Since he is not an official member of the coaching staff, Poggi is unable to recruit prospects or coach the team.

"I had to hire a lot of lawyers and go through the complete compliance check to where I have to follow and obey exactly the rules," he said to the Sun. "For example, I just can't go watch a high school football game which I've done for 30 years. I can't call a kid on the phone. I know all these kids, the Gilman kids and other kids, too. I just can't go, 'Hey, how you doing?' I can't text them. I have to be careful how I reply to a text from them. My life is completely different than how I lived it over the last 30 years."


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