Jim Herrmann to the New York Jets

After 25-plus years at the University of Michigan, both as a player and coach, Jim Herrmann will move on to new challenges as the linebackers coach for the New York Jets, the Detroit News reported today.

Since it was announced that Ron English would take over duties as the Michigan defensive coordinator, the status of former DC Jim Herrmann has the a hot topic among Michigan fans. That question has now been answered as The Detroit News reports today that Herrmann has accepted a job as the linebackers coach for the New York Jets. "It's an exciting move," Herrmann said "It's something I've wanted to do for a while."

Herrmann has been with Michigan since 1980, first as a player, then as a graduate assistant, finally as a full-time coach. He has been the defensive coordinator for the last nine years, and was awarded The Boyles award in 1997 as the top assistant in the nation, following Michigan's co-National Championship season.

Michigan head coach Lloyd Carr said that he never considered demoting his long-time assistant. ""(Herrmann) is a great football coach and a great person," Carr said. "I hate to lose him, but it's something he has wanted to do."

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