Former Michigan head football coach Gary Moeller dies at 81

Gary Moeller, the head football coach who led the University of Michigan to Big Ten titles in his first three seasons in the early 1990s and later briefly coached the Detroit Lions, died Monday, the university confirmed.

Further details were not immediately known. Moeller was 81.

Moeller was the head coach at Michigan from 1990-94, leading the Wolverines to at least a share of the conference title three times, earning Big Ten Coach of the Year honors in 1991 and 1992.

Moeller led the Wolverines to five bowl appearances, winning four. Michigan won 19 consecutive conference games under Moeller’s watch, a Big Ten record at the time that stood until 2007.

Current Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh played under Moeller from 1983-86, when Moeller was a defensive coordinator.

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