Report: Key Michigan offensive assistant coach will not return in 2021
Ben McDaniels, most recently at Michigan, will not be retained by the program according to a report.
McDaniels, who has spent the past three years on staff at Michigan and was most recently the quarterbacks coach, is not returning to the Wolverines after a difficult season offensively for the program.
That’s per Rainer Sabin of the Detroit Free Press.
Sources: The expectation is that Michigan quarterbacks coach Ben McDaniels will not return to the staff. His contract is set to expire Sunday. Younger brother of Patriots OC Josh McDaniels.
— Rainer Sabin (@RainerSabin) January 8, 2021
McDaniels came to Michigan in 2018 having spent the previous two years on staff in the NFL with the Chicago Bears. Prior to that, he was offensive coordinator at Rutgers for one season in 2015, having joined the staff the year before as their wide receivers coach.
It was a down year for the Wolverines, who finished the 2020 season at 2-4. Michigan was fifth in scoring offense and sixth in passing offense this season.
In what is a long resume, McDaniels also spent time in the NFL with the Denver Broncos (quarterback coach) as well as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (offensive assistant) in addition to his college stops. He played twos seasons as a quarterback at Kent State.
He is the brother of Josh McDaniels, the offensive coordinator of the New England Patriots.
Earlier on Friday, Penn State announced that Kirk Ciarrocca will not be retained as offensive coordinator. Ciarrocca spent three years at Rutgers as their offensive coordinator beginning in 2008.