After the past month of turmoil as Jim Harbaugh flirted, heavily, with the NFL and after Michigan football lost its defensive coordinator, all appeared to be quiet on the western front, as the Wolverines seek to repeat 2021’s success. But they might have to do it without its offensive coordinator.
Josh Gattis, who has spent three years in Ann Arbor and won the Broyles Award — given to the nation’s top assistant coach — last year, appears to be the subject of Mario Cristobal’s eye. The new Miami Hurricanes coach is reportedly targeting Gattis to be his new offensive coordinator in Coral Gables, according to ESPN’s Pete Thamel.
Gattis interviewed for head coaching positions this past offseason and appeared set to return for one more year as Michigan’s offensive coordinator. If he were to depart for the same position elsewhere, it would be a giant hit to the Wolverines, and perhaps a sign of things having not gone well behind the scenes as Harbaugh interviewed with the Minnesota Vikings.
But it’s one thing to be targeted by a team, and another to actually depart for said team. We’ll see if this goes anywhere.
It appears that Gattis has moved on from the Wolverines.