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Michigan football promotes Kirk Campbell to quarterbacks coach

Michigan offensive analyst Kirk Campbell will be the Wolverines’ next quarterbacks coach.



Michigan quarterback J.J. McCarthy makes a pass against Ohio State during the second half at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022.

Michigan football has officially made a decision on their quarterbacks coach vacancy, and they didn’t need to go far to find their answer. Kirk Campbell, formerly an offensive analyst for Michigan football, has been elevated to be the next Robert McCollum Family Quarterbacks Coach.

Coaching history

Campbell has more than a decade of significant coaching experience, beginning his career with Alderson Broaddus University from 2012-2016. He served as the offensive coordinator and assistant head coach during his five seasons. At the time, it was a brand new football program, and Campbell was a major part in helping to bring them a Great Midwest Athletic Conference title.

From Alderson Broaddus, he was hired as an offensive analyst at Penn State University, similar to what he did at Michigan in 2022. He worked with the Nittany Lions for three seasons (2017-2019) before being hired on as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Old Dominion. With the Monarchs, he was so successful in coaching their offense that he was picked up as an offensive analyst at Michigan for the 2022 season.

What this means for Michigan football

While it might not have been the flashiest hire by any means, it might have been the smartest one they could have made. Campbell has now been with Michigan football for over a year. With this, he’s been able to develop a relationship with the guys on the team, along with the rest of the coaching staff.

The Wolverines are very much in a position where it could be National Championship or bust for the 2023 season. Holding on to key pieces and building on them will be incredibly important for the coming offseason. Holding on to Campbell and promoting him within the staff shows that Harbaugh believes they already have the necessary pieces to win it all.

Statements within the University

Following the promotion of Campbell, coach Jim Harbaugh had some words to say on what it means for the team to be able to have him helping out with the quarterbacks in the coming season.

“Kirk is a bright, young offensive mind that immediately meshed with our coaching staff last year,” said Harbaugh. “Our offensive staff was really impressed with his knowledge and expertise of the entire offense, and he was integral to the success of the offense with game planning and opponent scouting. Kirk does an outstanding job developing relationships and I know he will have an outstanding rapport with our quarterbacks. We are excited to have Kirk and his wife, Lauren, as well as their daughter, Riley, continue as members of our Michigan Football family.”

New quarterbacks coach Kirk Campbell also had some words regarding his hiring and how excited he is for the coming season with team 144.

“I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to serve as the Robert McCollum Family Quarterback Coach at the University of Michigan,” said Campbell. “I enjoy my relationship with Coach Harbaugh and our staff, and I look forward to working with them as we develop, mentor and coach great players. My family and I love everything about this university and football program, especially the people that I get to work with daily. I look forward to helping Team 144 reach new heights in 2023. Today, and every day, it’s great to be a Michigan Wolverine. Go Blue!”

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A recent graduate from Kalamazoo College, Tyler has four years experience in sports writing. He currently works as assistant editor for Blue By Ninety and specializes in a variety of sports such as football, swimming and diving, and basketball.