247Sports confirmed Monday afternoon with Michigan spokesman Dave Flow that the former Wolverine defenseman and All-Big Ten cornerback Laver Hill is back with the Michigan Football program as an intern with the strength and conditioning staff.
Hill was a three-year starter for the Wolverines and was a B1G-only selection (2nd team 2017) in all three of those seasons. He then signed with Kansas City as an undrafted free agent before briefly playing for Philadelphia, Arizona and San Francisco. According to his official Michigan Football bio, he is one of only four players in program history to return multiple interceptions for touchdowns. He is also sixth all-time in pass break-ups.
The Detroit King product was spotted with the Wolverines during their stateside field trip, leading to questions about a possible role on the team.
Michigan enters the 2022 spring season after a more eventful than usual offseason. After defeating Ohio State and winning the Big Ten title, the Wolverines lost to Georgia in a one-sided affair in the College Football Playoff. What followed was the relatively unexpected departure of offensive coordinator Josh Gattis to Miami and a legitimate fling for Jim Harbaugh with the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings.
However, Harbaugh signed a long-term extension with the Wolverines and promoted Matt Weiss to co-offensive coordinator with Sherrone Moore while removing defensive coordinator Jesse Minter from Vanderbilt. The team will look to defend its Big Ten championship this year with an offense that should earn plenty of points.
“We’ve got a lot of momentum, we’re having a great time. Boys are getting better every day. If I go to the players and also to the coaches, who are all doing a great job, I would say, for example: ‘You just keep going. What you do works.’ Now if you want to get a little better, work a little harder,” Harbaugh said on the In The Trenches podcast after signing his new contract. “But otherwise I have no advice for Andrel Anthony, Donovan Edwards and so on – JJ McCarthy, Cade McNamara. Might roll through – Taylor Upshaw, the entire list. Watching them at work and observing what they do and how they move is in a damn good place. let it go Keep it up. But if you want to get a little better at something, work a little harder. That applies to me and the entire coaching staff.”
The Wolverines will open their 2022 football season on September 3 at home against Colorado State.