Mark Taurisani is the new football ops director at Michigan

Counting Enos, who has since left for Alabama, Jim Harbaugh has hired six members of Bret Bielema’s final Arkansas coaching and support staff. … lema-aide/

That’s interesting. Got any idea why?

Most are strength coaches. Herbert is the head strength coach and was able to hire his team, so he brought three of his guys from Arkansas. I’m guessing Harbaugh liked his work at Wisconsin. Michigan looks very much like those Wisconsin teams under Bielema (and now Paul Chryst).

Enos has ties to the region, so that one wasn’t surprising other than the fact he played for Michigan State.

I’m unsure what the draw was to Taurisani, other than the fact he has experience in that region and he seems to be well-respected in his field. Perhaps the others already on staff put in a good word for him when the job was open.

The reason: all are good people and trusted and loyal workers. Those kinds generally don’t stay unemployed.