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Michigan hires Devin Bush Sr. as defensive analyst

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Michigan hires father of recruit (3:09)

ESPN recruiting reporter Tom VanHaaren discusses Michigan hiring the father of recruit Devin Bush Jr. as a defensive analyst. (3:09)

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh has brought some new faces on the staff this offseason, including Devin Bush Sr., who confirmed to ESPN.com he will be joining the Wolverines as a defensive analyst.

Bush Sr.'s son, outside linebacker Devin Bush Jr., signed with Michigan, joining its 2016 recruiting class.

Bush Sr. is known for his playing days as a safety at Florida State in the early '90s, and he played in the NFL from 1995 to 2002, with the Atlanta Falcons, St. Louis Rams and Cleveland Browns.

The former Seminole has been coaching in the high school ranks at Flanagan High School in Pembroke Pines, Florida, since 2013. Bush Sr. recently led Flanagan to a state championship, and the team has an ESPN Junior 300 prospect, Stanford Samuels, on the roster.

This isn't the first time Harbaugh has hired a coach with ties to recruits, or a parent of a player he is recruiting.

Harbaugh hired Chris Partridge from Paramus Catholic, the high school No. 1 ranked Rashan Gary attended. Partridge was hired as as director of player personnel in 2015 and has since been named the team's linebackers coach. He is heavily involved in recruiting.

Harbaugh also hired Gwendolyn Bush -- no relation to Devin Bush Sr. -- the mother of defensive back transfer Wayne Lyons, in 2015 in a player development role.