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Michigan expected to hire UConn's Warde Manuel as athletic director
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Michigan expected to hire UConn's Warde Manuel as athletic director
Wednesday January 27th, 2016

Warde Manuel will be be hired as the University of Michigan’s next athletic director, reports former Boston Globe writer Mark Blaudschun.

An official announcement is expected to be made later this week once the terms of the deal are finalized.

Manuel, who is currently the University of Connecticut’s AD, is a former Michigan football player who previously served in the Wolverines’ athletic department as an administrator. Manuel and Michigan head football coach Jim Harbaugh were teammates on Bo Schembechler’s 1986 squad.

The 47-year-old, who will become the 13th AD in Michigan’s history, had been at the helm of the Huskies’ athletic department since 2012.

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Manuel will replace Michigan’s interim athletic director Jim Hackett.

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