Michigan has officially made an adjustment with their offensive coaching staff.
The Wolverines hired Alabama co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach Josh Gattis, who will be making a return to the Big Ten. Gattis spent just one season with the Crimson Tide after spending 4 years as the Penn State wide receivers coach from 2014-2017.
Gattis’ arrival at Alabama saw the Tide have a sharp increase in passing totals, where they averaged nearly 324 passing yards per game behind quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.
Michigan did not have a declared offensive coordinator this past season, as both Jim Harbaugh and passing game coordinator Pep Hamilton shared the play calling duties on offense. With Hamilton reportedly considering a job switch, Gattis will likely be in near full control of offensive play calling next season.
Harbaugh and Gattis revealed statements this afternoon announcing the deal.
“The offense and passing games under Josh’s direction have achieved at a very high level throughout his coaching career,” said Harbaugh. “Josh will provide leadership to our offense while being a great mentor to our student-athletes and an outstanding addition to our coaching staff.”
Michigan will be hoping Gattis will be able to add a bit of flare to their offense for next season, and ignite the flame for the charge toward an overdue Big Ten title.
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