The school announced on Wednesday that Michigan State is hiring Mike Hart, the leading charge player in Wolverine history, as a backup coach.
Hart set the Michigan State’s rushing record (5,040 yards), scored a raid (1,015), and scored 41 times as a four-year starter. He won the top ten best freshmen of the year in 2004 and is one of the top ten all-around first teams for three times. He was also a two-time finalist for the Doak Walker Award and finished fifth in the 2006 Heisman Trophy voting. Hart set a record of 28 games, with 100 rushes or more.
Hart said in a statement: “Michigan has always held a special place in my heart.” “This is a place that always believes in me, and a place I have always believed in. I am very happy to be able to work with Jim Harbaugh and Michigan. Of staff work together and can’t wait to work with a talented team.”
The 34-year-old Hart has trained a guard in Indiana for the past four years.
Hart became the sixth-round rookie of the Indianapolis Colts in 2008. Before entering Eastern Michigan coaching, he participated in three NFL seasons. Later, he trained guards in Western Michigan and Syracuse, and then joined the Indiana staff in 2017. The Hoosiers will promote Hart to deputy head coach in 2020.
Michigan State announced Hubble’s new four-year contract last week. Hubble is 49-22 in six seasons, but will reach 2-4 in 2020.