Report: Texas hiring Luke Yaklich

According to a report by Jon Rothstein, Luke Yaklich is headed to Texas.

Yaklich was at Michigan for the last two seasons and helped architect a defensive transformation. He served as Michigan’s defensive coordinator and the Wolverines finished the past two seasons ranked 2nd and 3rd nationally in adjusted defensive efficiency.

Yaklich was also the primary recruiter in the pursuit of four-star wing Jalen Wilson. Wilson was released from his letter of intent after John Beilein left to join the Cavaliers. He plans to visit North Carolina and Kansas but is still considering Michigan.

Yaklich, along with fellow assistant coach Saddi Washington, interviewed for Michigan’s open head coaching position before Warde Manuel hired Juwan Howard.

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  1. kturnup

    I’ll be rooting for him and Texas. Hope he gets a good head coaching spot next year

  2. Mattski

    Wish him well!

  3. ReegsShannon

    Honestly, I don’t get the move. Seems weird to take a 40% paycut and to uproot your family during your child’s senior year of high school for what you envision being a one year job at a similar exposure level.

  4. Voltron_Blue

    It may be that Juwan ultimately didn’t choose to keep him.

  5. ReegsShannon

    That doesn’t appear to be the case.

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