Jim Harbaugh Praises Grant Newsome in His Transition to Coaching

Jim Harbaugh Praises Grant Newsome in His Transition to Coaching

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Jim Harbaugh Praises Grant Newsome in His Transition to Coaching

It has been a roller coaster of a ride at Michigan for former offensive linemen, now assistant tight end coach Grant Newsome. Newsome was one of the best offensive linemen for the Michigan Wolverines in 2016 and after suffering a major injury to his right leg, dealing with six surgeries in 40 days, Newsome had to call it quits when it came to playing football.

He was an honorary captain against Western Michigan this year and since changing from a player to a coach, head coach Jim Harbaugh doesn’t see much of a change in Newsome overall.

“He is knocking both out of the park (academics and coaching),” said Harbaugh. “Without a doubt, to point where he can run around the bases twice he’s hitting so far. What he’s done academically is always been at the top of the class and very close to the perfect 4.0 GPA.”

Harbaugh then turned to football as Newsome is a first-time coach, considering he didn’t play last year and never saw any action before announcing his retirement this year.

“As a football coach, exceptional, exceptional,” said Harbaugh. “As an underclassman, better than anybody that I’ve ever seen. He contributes daily, weekly, not only with scouting reports but in-game he’s contributed and I think anybody around here would tell you that just, it’s at the highest level as an individual. Whatever he does, whatever he touches he’s just really good at.”

Newsome might have a future in coaching and with a start at the University of Michigan, under Jim Harbaugh is a great way to start a career in something.

Newsome and the other coaches will need to be on their game this week as it’s rivalry week and they travel to East Lansing on Saturday, Oct. 20 at noon to take on Michigan State in a top 25 battle that will have the whole state of Michigan watching.

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