Jim Harbaugh has added a new member to his on-field coaching staff.
Michigan announced Friday that it had promoted Kirk Campbell from offensive analyst to quarterbacks coach. The position became vacant a week ago when the university fired Matt Weiss, who was being investigated by the UM Police Department for alleged computer access crimes that occurred at Schembechler Hall in December.
“Kirk is a bright young attacking mind who bonded immediately with our coaching staff last year,” Harbaugh said in a statement. “Our offensive staff was really impressed with his knowledge and expertise across the offense, and he was an integral part of the offensive success with game planning and opponent scouting. Kirk is doing a great job building relationships, and I know he’s going to have a great relationship with our quarterbacks. We are pleased that Kirk and his wife Lauren and their daughter Riley continue to be members of our Michigan football family.”
Campbell joined Michigan’s staff ahead of the 2022 season after spending the last two years as an offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Old Dominion. The team averaged 28.5 points and 385.4 yards per game in 2021 but rose sharply late in the year, averaging 36 points per game at that stretch.
“I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to serve as quarterbacks coach at the University of Michigan,” Campbell said in a statement. “I enjoy my relationship with Coach Harbaugh and our staff and look forward to working with them as we develop, mentor and coach great players. My family and I love everything about this college and football program, especially the people I work with on a daily basis. I look forward to helping Team 144 reach new heights in 2023. Today and every day it’s great to be a Michigan Wolverine.”
From 2017-19, Campbell was an offensive analyst at Penn State, where he worked with quarterbacks, scouted future opponents, and helped plan games. Analysts are allowed to speak to coaches on staff, but are not allowed to have direct, face-to-face contact with players.
That will no longer be the case for Campbell, who will now serve in one of Michigan’s 10 on-field assistant roles. Weiss also served as co-offensive coordinator in 2022, but Campbell’s title is limited to quarterbacks coach. Sherrone Moore, who shared offensive coordinator responsibilities with Weiss last season, is likely to remain in that role.
Prior to Penn State, Campbell was the offensive coordinator and assistant head coach at Division II Alderson Broaddus in West Virginia for five seasons.