UM hires Jaguars' Fisch as QB/receivers coach

The Detroit News

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh has hired Jacksonville Jaguars offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch as passing coordinator and quarterbacks/wide receivers coach, the university announced.

"Jedd has acquired a great deal of expertise during his career and he'll be an outstanding member of our Michigan family," Harbaugh said. "He has shown the ability to develop young talent, like Blake Bortles just last year with the Jacksonville Jaguars, and he has a great passion for teaching the game. With his track record in the NFL and college — including time in Big Ten country — he will be a great fit in Ann Arbor."

Fisch oversaw a young Jaguars offense in 2013-14 that included former Michigan standouts Denard Robinson and Chad Henne ('08). Robinson rushed 135 times for 582 yards (4.3 yards per attempt) before an injury cut short his season.

Fisch also mentored rookie quarterback Blake Bortles in 2014, helping him to a 58.9 completion percentage and nearly 3,000 yards of passing in 13 starts.

Fisch spent the two prior seasons (2011-12) at the University of Miami as offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach.

Prior to joining Miami, Fisch served as quarterbacks coach for the Seattle Seahawks in 2010 and worked with three-time Pro Bowler Matt Hasselbeck.

Fisch joined the Seahawks after serving the 2009 season as the offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach at the University of Minnesota. In 2008, Fisch was the wide receivers coach at Denver under Mike Shanahan and worked with Pro Bowl wideout Brandon Marshall.

Fisch spent four seasons in Baltimore (2004-07).

He was the Ravens' assistant quarterbacks coach in 2007 after serving as the assistant quarterbacks/wide receivers coach from 2005-06 and offensive assistant in 2004.

In 2006, the Ravens posted a 13-3 record and won the AFC North. Steve McNair received Pro Bowl honors after setting a franchise record for completion percentage (64.0).

Fisch began his NFL coaching career with the Houston Texans where he served three seasons (2001-03) as an assistant to head coach Dom Capers.

Fisch served two seasons (1999-2000) as a graduate assistant under Steve Spurrier at the University of Florida while obtaining a master's degree in sports management.

A native of Livingston, N.J., Fisch earned a degree in criminology from Florida in 1998. From 1997-98, Fisch was the defensive coordinator for P.K. Jonge High School in Gainesville, and he then spent one year (1998) with the New Jersey Red Devils of the Arena Football League as a wide receivers/quality control coach.