Monday evening, Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that Pep Hamilton has officially left the Cleveland Browns to take a job at Michigan under Jim Harbaugh.
Former Browns Asst HC Pep Hamilton had accepted an offer to become Michigan's Asst HC/passing coordinator, per school source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 9, 2017
The dust had barely settled on the news when Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported the first candidate who could replace Hamilton in Cleveland: Greg Roman.
#Michigan wanted Greg Roman for their passing game coordinator job. Now he's a candidate to replace Pep Hamilton with the Browns— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 9, 2017
While he was with Harbaugh in San Francisco from 2011-2014, Roman drew positive reviews. He became the Bills' offensive coordinator in 2015 and started 2016 there, but was a scapegoat firing at the start of the season. Roman is a John Carroll University graduate, which gives him some ties to the area.