Ex-Michigan defensive coordinator Jim Herrmann hired by Bowling Green

The Detroit News
Jim Herrmann

Bowling Green’s football staff continues to develop with a decidedly maize-and-blue flair under new head coach Scot Loeffler.

Former Michigan player and defensive coordinator Jim Herrmann, part of the Wolverines’ national championship staff in 1997 and the New York Giants staff that won the Super Bowl in 2012, is now Bowling Green’s linebackers coach and associate head coach.

Herrmann was hired when Brian VanGorder was promoted to defensive coordinator.  Loeffler, a former Michigan quarterback and quarterbacks coach now in his first season as head coach, also has hired former Michigan coaches Terry Malone, Erik Campbell and Kevin Tolbert to his staff.

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While at Michigan from 1988-2005, Herrmann eventually was promoted to defensive coordinator, a role he filled from 1997-2005. He was given the Frank Broyles Award as top assistant coach in college football during the 1997 national championship season. He played a key role in recruiting Charles Woodson, who won the Heisman Trophy in 1997, to Michigan.

 He left Michigan to coach in the NFL, where he worked for the Jets, the Giants and, most recently, the Colts.