Michigan football reportedly losing LBs coach Brian Jean-Mary to Tennessee

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Kirkland Crawford, Detroit Free Press
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Just a couple of days before spring practice begins, Michigan football reportedly has one new hole to fill on its coaching staff.

Linebackers coach Brian Jean-Mary has told players and co-workers that he is leaving to join Tennessee, according to 247Sports.

Jean-Mary signed a two-year deal with U-M last winter in which he was scheduled to make $450,000 for the 2021 season. His contract called for Jean-Mary to pay a buyout at a rate of !00% of their annual base salary if he left for another job.

But Tennessee, which hired Josh Heupel last month after firing Jeremy Pruitt after an internal investigation, is willing to pay Jean-May's buyout, according to 247Sports.

Earlier this month, CBS Sports reporter — and former Free Press writer — Jason La Canfora reported that Jean-Mary interviewed for a job with the Jacksonville Jaguars, who hired former Ohio State coach Urban Meyer to run their sideline operation.

Michigan begins spring practices on Monday.

Editor's note: This story had Brian Jean-Mary's last name misspelled when it was originally published. The error has since been corrected.

Contact Kirkland Crawford: kcrawford@freepress.com. Follow him on Twitter @HiKirkHere.

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