Browns lose top assistant Pep Hamilton to Michigan

Jim Harbaugh’s staff at the University of Michigan is gaining some NFL experience. Pep Hamilton, who spent 2016 as an assistant head coach and quarterbacks coach, is headed to Ann Arbor.

The move was reported by Nate Ulrich of The Akron Beacon Journal. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that he’ll be an assistant head coach and passing game coordinator with the Wolverines.

Hamilton and Harbaugh have a history with each other.

Hamilton was a wide receivers coach at Stanford in 2010 — Harbaugh’s final year there before his stint with the San Francisco 49ers. He remained with the Cardinal in 2011 and 2012 as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

From 2013-2015, Hamilton was the offensive coordinator for the Indianapolis Colts. He spent the 2016 season as a quarterbacks coach and assistant head coach for the Cleveland Browns.