Michigan football shakes up staff with spring practice set to start – Detroit Free Press

As spring practice is set to start Monday, Michigan football’s staff is experiencing yet another shakeup.

A source confirmed to the Free Press that the team has been informed two recent hires, Ron Bellamy and George Helow, will now oversee different position groups.

Bellamy, initially assigned to the receivers, will coach the safeties — the gourp Helow presided over since he came to Michigan on Jan. 19. Helow, in turn, will move over to supervise the linebackers, filling the vacancy left by Brian Jean-Mary, who left for Tennessee last week. 247 Sports.com first reported the news.

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West Bloomfield head coach Ron Bellamy holds the trophy and celebrates with players and coaches after defeating Davison, 41-0, in the MHSAA Division 1 final at Ford Field, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021.

These moves coincide with the appointment of former Baltimore Ravens assistant Matt Weiss as the Wolverines’ quarterbacks coach.

The shuffle takes place less than a month after Michigan announced the completion of its revamped staff that included five new members: Bellamy, Helow, running backs coach Mike Hart, defensive coordinator Mike Macdonald and cornerbacks coach/co-defensive coordinator Maurice Linguist.

The contract for Helow and memorandum of understanding for Bellamy specify their previous job titles, and it’s unclear whether they will now have to be amended. This year, Bellamy is set to earn $225,000 and Helow $350,000.

Before coming to Michigan, Helow coached inside linebackers and special teams at Maryland. Bellamy, who led West Bloomfield to a Michigan state championship in January, is working as a college assistant for the first time.

Contact Rainer Sabin at rsabin@freepress.com. Follow him on Twitter @RainerSabin. Read more on the Michigan Wolverines, Michigan State Spartans and sign up for our Big Ten newsletter

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