Former Michigan Football Star Reportedly Landing Head Coaching Job

first_imgMichigan football players run under the "Go Blue" banner before a home game.ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 13: Quarterback Devin Gardner #98 of the Michigan Wolverines leads the team onto the field prior to the start of the game against the Miami University Redhawks at Michigan Stadium on September 13, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. the Wolverines defeated the Redhawks 34-10. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)Former Michigan star and Wolverine assistant coach Tyrone Wheatley is reportedly set to take over his own program. Wheatley has landed a head coaching job, according Football Scoop.Football Scoop’s Zach Burnett reports that Wheatley is expected to be named the new coach at Morgan State. The Bears played the 2018 season under interim head coach Ernest Jones, going 4-7.Wheatley spent the last two seasons as the running backs coach of the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars. He was the running backs coach at his alma mater under Jim Harbaugh in 2015-16.Wheatley also has stints with the Buffalo Bills (2013-14) and Syracuse (2010-12) on his resume. His only previous head coaching experience was at his former high school, Dearborn Heights (Mich.) Robichaud in 2007.Tyrone Wheatley is expected to be the next head coach at Morgan State, sources told @FootballScoop— Zach Barnett (@zach_barnett) February 5, 2019Wheatley was the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year in 1992 and a three-time All-Big Ten first team selection from 1992-94. He was then selected in the first round of the 1995 NFL Draft by the New York Giants.Wheatley played 10 years in the NFL, four with the Giants and six with the Oakland Raiders, retiring after the 2004 campaign.Additionally, Wheatley has had a pair of sons play college football. Tyrone Jr. played for Michigan before transferring to Stony Brook, where he appeared in 11 games in 2018. Terius Wheatley played in 10 games this season at Virginia Tech.last_img read more