LEX18 — UPDATE: As of 1:21 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, a spokesperson for the UK football program has confirmed the following report - Steve Clinkscale is leaving the Kentucky program and has accepted a job at Michigan.
Kentucky Football defensive backs coach and passing game coordinator Steven Clinkscale has reportedly taken a job at Michigan to work for Jim Harbaugh. According to Michigan Insider, Clinkscale will have the same titles at Michigan with the opportunity to be promoted to co-defensive coordinator in year two of a three-year deal.
Clinkscale had been linked to openings at Michigan multiple times since he has been at Kentucky. He would be replacing Mo Linquist at Michigan, who left to become the head coach at Buffalo.
BREAKING: sources tell TMI Michigan had hired Kentucky’s Steve Clinkscale as pass game coordinator/DB coach. Three year deal with a chance to be promoted to co-DC in year two - https://t.co/QMmb2ojhV2 pic.twitter.com/eDJgG1bCCg— Sam Webb (@SamWebb77) May 11, 2021
Under Clinkscale, Kentucky has been one of the more dominant passing defenses in the SEC, leading the conference in passing yards allowed each of the last two seasons with 167.8 YPG in 2019 and 224.6 in 2020 versus an all SEC schedule.
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