Michigan OC Josh Gattis leaves for Miami offensive coordinator job

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Michigan offensive coordinator Josh Gattis accepts same position in Miami, he says Athleticism. The 38-year-old, who helped Wolverines win the Big Ten title in 2021, won the Broyles Award as the nation’s top assistant coach.

“It had to be something special for me to leave something special, and that was it, man,” Gattis said Athleticism Sunday morning. “This place is everything. I’m so excited to come to The U.”

Gattis left Michigan after three seasons to join Mario Cristobal’s first staff with the Hurricanes. A big coaching influence on Gattis is Joe Moorhead from their time together at Penn State. Moorhead was Cristobal’s OC in Oregon. Cristobal filled both coordinator positions in less than a week, after designating Kevin Steele as DC.

Gattis’ departure from Michigan comes the week Jim Harbaugh informed the school that he would return as head coach in 2022 after considering leaving for the NFL. Harbaugh was interviewed for the Vikings head coaching job, but left Minnesota without an offer. Now he will have to hire a new offensive coordinator for the first time since Gattis arrived from Alabama. Michigan also lost defensive coordinator Mike Macdonald to the Baltimore Ravens this offseason.

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