Jim Harbaugh says Michigan may not name an offensive coordinator this season
The Michigan Wolverines shook up their coaching staff this offseason, as former OC Tim Drevno left for USC and coach Jim Harbaugh brought in former Florida head coach Jim McElwain.
With McElwain, passing game coordinator Pep Hamilton and OL coach Ed Warinner all on staff for the 2018 season, Harbaugh wants plenty of collaboration with the Wolverines’ play-calling.
According to comments he made Sunday during a camp at Grand Valley State, Harbaugh said he may not name any of the three assistants offensive coordinator this year (via the Detroit Free Press):
“What we’re striving for is great collaboration on the offensive side,” Harbaugh said. “Some people talk about having too many chiefs as an analogy. We’re looking for warriors and I believe we have that.
“We’re working really well and understanding that the offense is a place of improvement for our football team.”
Obviously, the Michigan offense has struggled in recent years, but with new QB Shea Patterson coming in this offseason, expectations are high in Ann Arbor.
Will Harbaugh’s experiment work? There’s a lot riding on this move.