Michigan has fired linebackers coach Chris Partridge, the school announced in a statement Friday morning.
Partridge was the Paramus Catholic head coach from 2010-14, leading the Paladins to two state titles.
“Effective today, Chris Partridge has been relieved of his duties as a member of the Michigan Football staff,” read a message from team spokesman Dave Ablauf. “Rick Minter will serve as the team’s linebackers coach.”
Partridge, who was making $500,000 this season, is the second staffer to leave his position in the past few weeks, after recruiting analyst Connor Stalions resigned Nov. 3 following evidence he ran an illegal sign-stealing scheme. The NCAA’s investigation is ongoing.
Yahoo Sports reported Friday that Partridge “allegedly participated in the destruction of evidence on a computer after the scandal broke,” according to its sources, though he is not currently alleged of knowing about Stalions’ advanced scouting.
The original announcement came at 11:20 a.m. Just more than 30 minutes later, the Free Press sent a message to a Michigan spokesman asking if a statement was coming from coach Jim Harbaugh. The spokesman responded “the statement you have is what is being issued by the university.” At 12:10 p.m., the university added another comment.
“From the outset, our focus has been on seeking due process and allowing the NCAA to conduct a fair and deliberate investigation,” read the message from associate athletic director Kurt Svoboda. “Although the Big Ten has closed its investigation, we are continuing to cooperate with the NCAA as it moves forward with its ongoing investigation. Consistent with our commitment to integrity, we will continue to take the appropriate actions, including disciplinary measures, based on information we obtain.
“Earlier today, Michigan Athletics relieved Chris Partridge of his duties…
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Publish date : 2023-11-17 18:08:48
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