Josh Gattis makes striking comments about administration in reported text to Michigan players
Josh Gattis left his job as Michigan’s offensive coordinator on Sunday for the same job at Miami, and in a text message to players, he reportedly revealed at least part of the reason for his departure.
Tom VanHaaren of ESPN relayed a text message from Gattis to some Michigan players: “Unfortunately the past few weeks has told a different story to me about the very little appreciation I have here from administration. In life I would never advise anyone to be where they are not wanted…”
It appears that Gattis may be referring to his stance with the program and administration if Jim Harbaugh had left for the NFL, and who the Wolverines would choose to replace Harbaugh with to lead the program. Perhaps he is referring to Mike Hart, or another candidate, who presumably would have been chosen over Gattis, who won the Broyles Award this past season as the top assistant coach in college football.
Gattis arrived with high expectations after a successful career at Alabama, and he previously built a strong reputation for developing receivers in his time at Penn State (2014-17) and Alabama (2018).
Michigan ranked No. 24 in the country in total offense this past season after Michigan averaged 30.6 points and 395.3 yards per game during his first 2 seasons directing the offense.