Michigan DL Coach Leaves for Oklahoma

By Ramzy Nasrallah on February 23, 2013 at 4:46p

Jerry Montgomery, who played his college ball at Iowa, is leaving Ann Arbor to work for fellow Hawkeye Bob Stoops.

Contract details weren’t available at press time, but sources indicate that Michigan offered a competitive compensation package to Montgomery, but ultimately he felt the opportunity at Oklahoma was clearly one he couldn’t pass up.

The timing isn't optimal for Michigan, but it's hard to consider this a significant loss.

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rightfield's picture

Good to see a *ichigan coach leave Ann Arbor (still a whore) for a lateral move not a vertical one. Guess the shine is wearing off Hokey.

Its good to be the king

cajunbuckeye's picture

I think he read the handwriting on the wall. It says,"Ohio State continues to dominate the B1G."

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J.Mo's picture

Wants to go to a school in a conference where he'll have a chance at a National Championship. With Urban running the show here in Columbus, M*ch*g*n will always be fighting for 2nd best in the conference.

Buckeye Beast's picture

Good. We play OU in a few years, atleast we know their D-Line won't be able to stop us.

Even Squirrels hate Michigan

Jugdish's picture

This is really a big loss for meat chicken. Jerry was a good recruiter and he will be sorely missed. It really has to be a downer when a coach leaves only for a lateral move. Something stinks in tsun.

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blueinsconsin's picture

Sounds like he's getting the recruiting coordinator position down at OU, something Michigan couldn't offer him.  They are getting a good coach and a heck of a recruiter.

Not here to troll...Go Blue

BoFuquel's picture

Just another case of somebody deserting from one of The Li"l Eleven soon to be Thirteen,before they have to suffer anymore at the hand of The Mighty Urb.All hopes of getting a better job will evaporate in the next few years when you have this millstone hanging around your neck.Hear ye hear ye all Li'l Eleven coaches get out now while you still have hope of landing a job somewhere.The day is coming when no other program will give you a second look.GO BUCKS!

I wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then.

Statutoryglory's picture

I just hope Oklahoma doesn't start sniffing around Ohio any more than they already were.

lljjgg's picture

I was curious so I looked it up on Rivals. You'd think with their connection to Ohio that the Stoops would recruit Ohio regularly, but surprisingly Oklahoma's only pulled 3 players from Ohio in the last 10 years (the highest was a 4* OL in 2004, the other two were 3*s). Texas has only pulled 1 player from Ohio in the last 10 years, Jordan Hicks (who moved to Ohio at age 11 or 12).

I'd be more worried about him if I were Michigan, assuming that he's developed a relationship with McDowell and Hand (their two biggest DL recruits). Not so much that he'll draw them to Oklahoma, but that McDowell and Hand will have to develop a new relationship with whomever the new DL coach will be.

Buckman's picture

As much as I don't like Michigan.  I wouldn't call Oklahoma an upgrade over them.

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Dr. House's picture

technically it is because now he'll see choke jobs in BCS games rather than regular season games.

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

As much as I don't like Michigan.  I wouldn't call Oklahoma an upgrade over them.

I would. Oklahoma has been a better football program than M*chigan for awhile now.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

Toilrt Paper's picture

Well, Oklahoma IS a step up for a coach. Michigan to Oklahoma IS NOT a latreal move, even if he didn't get a raise.

harleymanjax's picture

Lateral move at best, I couldn't imagine a Buckeye coach leaving for a lateral move!

"Because I couldn't go for 3"

cinserious's picture

Urban Meyer made it VERY clear that there is no 'lateral move' from Ohio State. If a coach goes elsewhere, its for a step up in position. OSU is the pinnacle of college football and we pay amongst the best in the game.   Program-wise, TSUN to Oklahoma is a lateral move even though OU is on the slide and can't even take advantage of Texas' recent crappy efforts.

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GlueFingers Lavelli's picture

Agreed. I respect Stoops and the Oklahoma program, but I can't help but wonder how the hell haven't they capitalized on Texas shitting the bed after McCoy graduated. Same can be said about Virginia Tech not taking advantage of Miami being down.

Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball.