Former Michigan QBs coach reportedly lands new gig with NFL's Houston Texans
Former Michigan quarterbacks coach Ben McDaniels is reportedly returning to the NFL.
Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reported on Monday that McDaniels is expected to be hired by the Houston Texans. He will be an offensive assistant and be making a return to the NFL, where he’s had stops with the Chicago Bears (2016-17), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2012-13) and Denver Broncos (2009-10).
“Texans hiring former Michigan QBs coach Ben McDaniels as offensive assistant/assistant QBs coach,” Wilson wrote. “Has coached for Broncos, Bears, Buccaneers, Rutgers. Younger brother of Josh McDaniels, and son of legendary HS coach Thom McDaniels.”
McDaniels joined Jim Harbaugh’s staff in Ann Arbor in 2018, originally being named an offensive assistant. In 2019, McDaniels was promoted to be the quarterbacks coach, a title he retained for the past two seasons.
Harbaugh shook up his coaching staff following the Wolverines’ 2-4 finish during the 2020 campaign and McDaniels and Michigan went their separate ways.
In addition to Michigan, McDaniels had college stops at Rutgers (2014-15) and Minnesota (2004-05).