Roy Manning joining Michigan's staff

Former Michigan linebacker Roy Manning is headed back to his alma mater as an assistant coach, a source close to Manning confirmed to ESPN.com on Monday.

Manning will fill the vacancy left by defensive line coach Jerry Montgomery, who left last month for the same job at Oklahoma. Michigan has yet to confirm Manning's hiring or specify his title with the Wolverines.

Manning listed himself as Michigan's outside linebackers coach on his Twitter page earlier Monday before changing the title to "assistant coach." Although Manning certainly would be qualified to coach linebackers, he already has worked with several position groups in a brief coaching career. Manning coached running backs at Cincinnati last season before taking the same post at Northern Illinois in January. He worked with Michigan's offensive linemen as a graduate assistant in 2011 and also served on the defensive staff at Cincinnati in 2010.

Manning played linebacker for the Wolverines from 2001-04 before moving onto the NFL, where he played for five teams in three seasons. He's a native of Saginaw, Mich.