Report: Pep Hamilton named UM assistant head coach

Angelique S. Chengelis
The Detroit News
Pep Hamilton

Pep Hamilton, the former Cleveland Browns assistant head coach, is Michigan’s assistant head coach / pass-game coordinator, according to a sourced report Monday by ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

According to a report Sunday by the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh had been sharing the hiring news with recruits. But Browns coach Hue Jackson on Sunday told reporters he was confident Hamilton would stay in Cleveland.

"Note on #Browns AHC-offense Pep Hamilton: #Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh has been telling recruits for a few days that he’s joining the staff," Rapoport wrote on Twitter.

Hamilton, who worked at Stanford when Harbaugh was the head coach there, replaces Jedd Fisch, who left Michigan last week to become offensive coordinator at UCLA.

With the title assistant head coach, Hamilton most certainly will be well compensated. Michigan defensive coordinator Don Brown, a Broyles Award finalist this past season, reportedly agreed to a five-year deal that will pay $1.4 million a year, while offensive coordinator Tim Drevno also reportedly agreed to a new five-year deal that will pay $1 million a year.

Before joining the Browns, Hamilton, 42, was offensive coordinator of the Indianapolis Colts. Harbaugh hired him in 2010 at Stanford as receivers coach and was promoted to offensive coordinator after David Shaw took over.