After filling his staff with three assistants at the beginning of the month, Tom Allen could end January with an unexpected opening.
Indiana offensive line coach Greg Frey is reportedly on campus and interviewing for a position at Michigan today, according to TheMichiganInsider.com’s Sam Webb. Frey worked under former Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez from 2008 to 2010.
At IU, Frey’s group earned national acclaim, including back-to-back first team All-America honors for now-graduated right guard Dan Feeney, and an All-American season for former left tackle Jason Spriggs in 2015. That year, Spriggs and Feeney became the first O-line duo in program history to earn first team recognition in the same season.
Frey received a nomination for the 2015 Broyles Award, which goes annually to the nation’s top assistant coach.
Michigan has a staff opening after running back coach Tyrone Wheatley recently took a job with the Jacksonville Jaguars. According to the Detroit News, should Frey be hired, another current Michigan assistant could shift to overseeing the running backs, allowing Frey to share line duties with current offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Tim Drevno.
At the start of January, Allen hired Mike DeBord as his new offensive coordinator, Grant Heard as his receivers coach and permanently installed Shawn Watson as his quarterbacks coach.
At that time, Allen — as best he could tell — said there would be no further staff changes.