Report: Michigan hires former Florida head coach Jim McElwain
Former Florida head coach Jim McElwain is back in coaching, this time in the Big Ten at Michigan.
ESPN college football insider Chris Low reported Saturday night that McElwain has signed a deal with the Wolverines to coach the wide receivers, but that won’t be his only responsibilities. McElwain will also be involved in helping coordinate the offense and developing the weekly game plan, per Low.
It’s been somewhat of a foregone conclusion over the last week that McElwain would join Michigan’s coaching staff, but now, it appears like it’s nearly official.
McElwain finished his Florida coaching career 22-12, including back-to-back SEC East championships; however, he was fired in 2017 in the middle of this third season. While McElwain really made his name as Alabama’s OC (helped the Tide win a BCS National Championship) before becoming Colorado State’s head coach, he’s coached WRs at Eastern Washington, Montana State, Louisville and Michigan State.
Former Florida head coach Jim McElwain has signed a deal to join Jim Harbaugh's staff at Michigan, McElwain tells ESPN. McElwain will coach the Wolverines' receivers and also be involved in helping to coordinate the offense and develop the weekly game plan.
— Chris Low (@ClowESPN) February 18, 2018