One of Jim Harbaugh's top recruiters, and one of the more coveted assistants in the country during the current coaching cycle, appears to be staying in Ann Arbor. Michigan linebackers coach Chris Partridge has signed a new contract and will remain at U-M, per a report from ESPN. Whether or not Partridge remains Michigan's linebackers coach, or alters his title on the coaching staff, remains to be seen. The Wolverines hired Cincinnati assistant Al Washington to be a linebackers coach and an assistant on special teams. Partridge has been U-M's linebackers coach and special teams coordinator since 2016. He joined Michigan after serving as the head coach at Paramus (N.J.) Catholic High School (the alma mater of Jabrill Peppers and Rashan Gary) in 2015 as Harbaugh's director of player personnel. Michigan then promoted Partridge to a full-time coaching role after the 2015 season ended, giving him a two-year deal. That contract ended a week ago, and Partridge was entertaining other coaching possibilities.