Report: Pep Hamilton leaving

A day after defensive coordinator Ray Horton was fired, reports surfaced that Hue Jackson's top offensive assistant is joining Jim Harbaugh's staff at Michigan

BEREA, Ohio--The changes appear to keep coming for the Browns and Hue Jackson.

 A day after Jackson fired defensive coordinator Ray Horton and hired Gregg Williams, reports have surfaced that Jackson's top assistant Pep Hamilton has accepted a position with Jim Harbaugh at Michigan. 

ESPN's Adam Schefter posted on his twitter account:

"Former Browns Asst HC Pep Hamilton had accepted an offer to become Michigan's Asst HC/passing coordinator, per school source."

Last week, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported that Hamilton was considering joining Harbaugh's staff. Hamilton worked under Harbaugh at Stanford. 

Although Hamilton is not listed as the offensive coordinator with the Browns--Jackson calls the plays--he is considered the top offensive assistant on Jackson's staff.

On Sunday, Jackson was confident that Hamilton would remain on his staff when asked if he thought Hamilton would stay with the Browns. 

“Yeah, I sure hope so," Jackson said. "I have known about the Jim Harbaugh situation from a week and a half ago. I feel very comfortable that Pep is staying. Anything can happen. We want him to stay. We hope he stays. Like I said, a young man is entitled to do what they feel is best for them, but I would think we have created a good environment and I hope things are still good. As far as I know, things are.”


Rapoport said that former 49ers and Bills offensive coordinator Greg Roman was a possible candidate to replace Hamilton. Roman attended John Carroll University.

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