Former Michigan player and coach Roy Manning is expected to join Chip Kelly’s staff at UCLA, according to a report Wednesday by Sports Illustrated’s Bruce Feldman.
Manning, 36, a Saginaw native, will be UCLA’s special-teams coordinator, leaving his post at Washington State, where he spent three years.
Manning, a linebacker, played at Michigan from 2000-04, before a brief career in the NFL that included stints with the Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, Buffalo Bills, Jacksonville Jaguards and Cincinnati Bengals.
He was a graduate assistant at Michigan in 2011, outside linebackers coach in 2013 and cornerbacks coach in 2014. Manning also has coached at Cincinnati and Northern Illinois.
Feldman said several schools were interested in Manning this offseason.
UCLA has not yet announced the move.