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REPORT: Mike Hart Is Done At Michigan

After three seasons at Michigan, Mike Hart is out as running backs coach.

Despite being a legend as a Michigan player, one of four assistant coaches who stepped in as an interim head coach during Jim Harbaugh's suspension and the run game coordinator along with running backs coach, Mike Hart is out at Michigan.

The Detroit News first reported the situation early on Friday.

Before returning to his alma mater to coaching the position he once played, Hart coached at Indiana, his hometown Syracuse, Western Michigan, and Eastern Michigan. He's always been involved with running backs and has been on the doorstep of a major promotion as an assistant head coach and coordinator of the running game. After being passed over for both major positions at Michigan, it seems as if he just wasn't going to work out in Ann Arbor anymore. 

Fans aren't going to love the news because frankly, Hart was a legend during his four-year playing career at Michigan. The diminutive back set the school record with 5,040 yards rushing. Hart is a two-time Doak Walker Award finalist and finished fifth for the Heisman Trophy in 2006. He was a three-time All-Big Ten first-team selection and was named the 2004 Big Ten Freshman of the Year.

Hart has developed a solid reputation as a coach during each of his stops so finding work shouldn't be too difficult for him. Now, Moore is tasked with finding a new running backs coach to replace Hart.