Stanford DC Lance Anderson Declines Jim Harbaugh's Offer To Become Michigan DC

The Michigan Wolverines are still searching for a defensive coordinator. Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh had wanted to lure Stanford defensive coordinator Lance Anderson to Ann Arbor, but Anderson is choosing to stay with Stanford. 

"I'm not leaving #Stanford for another coordinator position," Anderson told "I'm very happy here, love this."

Michigan is searching for a replacement for D.J. Durkin, who took the head coaching job at Maryland. Anderson spent several seasons serving under Harbaugh, which made him a natural candidate. He coached for Harbaugh at both San Diego State and Stanford, but didn't follow Harbaugh to the 49ers. Anderson was also rumored to be a candidate for the head coaching job at BYU. 

While Michigan continues its search for a new DC, Greg Mattison will handle the game plan for the team's bowl game. Mattison is the team's defensive line coach. 

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