Michigan assistants find a home at San Jose State

By EFN Staff
Published: 02/06/2015

If one did not know any better guessing that Ron Caragher spent some part of his coaching or playing days at the University of Michigan would be in line after completing his coaching staff on Thursday. Caragher announced the hiring of for Wolverines offensive coordinator Al Borges to go along with former Michigan defensive coordinator Greg Robinson.

The reality is Caragher, a California guy through and through playing his college ball at UCLA but is evidently very interested in former Wolverine coaches. Borges was the OC at Michigan under Brady Hoke until fired after the 2013 season. Robinson was on the Michigan staff as DC in 2009 and 2010.

Caragher also hired Dan Ferrigno as tight ends and special teams coach putting three former Michigan assistants at key coordinating spots for the Spartans.

Ferrigno is another California guy playing college ball for San Francisco State (1971-1975) with coaching stops at Oregon State, Cal, USC, Oregon, Cal again, and San Diego State.

Borges is also another California product working his way up through the high school ranks, and then the California junior college ladders before landing at Portland State (1986-1992). Stops at Boise State, Oregon, UCLA, Cal, Indiana, Auburn, San Diego State, and Michigan, all as offensive coordinator, gives the Spartans a well oil offensive mind who is also known as a great quarterbacks coach.

Caragher looked to shake up the coaching staff after the Spartans suffered through a 3-9 season in 2014 and a 6-6 season in 2013.

Photo credit: bleacherreport.com; Al Borges at Michigan.