A familiar face will be roaming the Michigan football sidelines this fall.
Steve Casula, a former analyst for the Wolverines (2019-21) during the middle Jim Harbaugh years, was officially named the program’s tight end coach by head coach Sherrone Moore. Casula spent the past two seasons at UMass as the team’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach under former U-M defensive coordinator Don Brown.
“Steve is a smart, versatile and highly capable coach who works hard to put the players in the best position to succeed,” Moore said in a press release. “He will be an asset to us in recruiting and a great addition to the offensive staff room. We look forward to having Steve mentor our tight ends and be heavily involved in other aspects of our program. Steve and his family are a great addition to our staff and we welcome them back to the Michigan Football family.”
Casula, 36, has a number of ties to the state of Michigan, dating back to his time at Western Michigan where he was a graduate assistant (2010-2011) and then tight ends coach (2012). He later got his first job as a coordinator at Division II Davenport (2014-16), before he moved to Ferris State (2017-18) where he was OC and was tight ends and full backs coach.
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During his time in Ann Arbor, Casula was seen as one of former offensive coordinator Josh Gattis’s top analysts.
“Thanks to Coach Moore for the opportunity to come back to Ann Arbor and be part of this incredible staff and team,” Casula said in the same release. “My family and I spent three great years in Ann Arbor, and we could not be more excited to return and be part of the continued success of Michigan Football.
“The way tight ends are utilized in this program, this will be an exceptional group to lead as we…
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Author : Detroit Free Press
Publish date : 2024-02-10 21:44:25
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