Pair of U-M Assistant Coaches Headed to NFL Ranks

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Two members of the University of Michigan football assistant coaching staff have accepted assistant coaching positions in the National Football League. On Tuesday (Feb. 7), the New Orleans Saints hired Terry Malone as the team's tight ends coach and the Chicago Bears announced the hiring of Ron English as the organization's defensive backs coach.

Malone spent the past four seasons as the Wolverines' offensive coordinator and tight ends coach (2002-05). Michigan collected 16 All-Big Ten Conference first team citations and eight second team honors during his tenure as coordinator. He began his U-M tenure as the team's offensive line coach during the 1997 national championship season, a post he held for five years until being promoted to offensive coordinator.

English spent three seasons as the secondary coach (2003-05) for the Wolverines. He was a part of two Big Ten championship squads. English became the first coach in NCAA history to mentor a pair of consensus All-Americans in the defensive backfield during the same season as Marlin Jackson and Ernest Shazor collected the honor in 2004. English had five defensive backs earn All-Big Ten accolades and four of those players are currently in the NFL.

Malone and English are the fourth and fifth assistant coaches during Carr's tenure to accept NFL coaching positions.

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