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UM adds Johnson, ’19 prospect’s dad, to coaching staff

Angelique S. Chengelis
The Detroit News

Michigan has added Mike Johnson, an 11-year NFL assistant coach who most recently coached high school football at The King’s Academy in California, to its football staff.

The announcement was made by the Academy via Twitter. It is unclear what Johnson’s role will be, but he has been an offensive coordinator and position coach on offense. He also happens to be the father of Michael Johnson Jr., a top-rated 6-foot-3, 175-pound quarterback in the 2019 class.

Johnson, 49, spent 11 years in the NFL coaching for the Chargers, Falcons, Ravens and 49ers, where he was offensive coordinator in 2010, and four years in the Pac-12 at Oregon State and UCLA. He was the Bruins’ interim head coach for one after Rick Neuheisel was fired.

He was born in Los Angeles and earned a degree in 2008 from Akron.

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