With Virginia hitting a reported roadblock in its negotiations with Clemson offensive coordinator Tony Elliott, a Michigan assistant could emerge in the Cavaliers’ search for their next head coach.

Michigan offensive coordinator Josh Gattis might end up in the mix for the position, according to ON3Sports’ Matt Zenitz:

Gattis captured the 2021 Broyles Award, which is given to the nation’s best assistant. He is the first Michigan assistant to win the award since defensive coordinator Jim Hermann in 1997.

Virginia is replacing Bronco Mendenhall, who has coached the program since 2015.

Michigan averages 37.8 points and 451.9 yards per game to rank 18th nationally in total offense. The Wolverines’ 490 points this season is sixth all-time in program history, according to Yahoo.

Michigan is 12-1 overall and captured the B1G title with a 42-3 rout vs. Iowa. The Wolverines will face No. 3 Georgia on Dec. 31 for a College Football Playoff semifinal matchup at the Capital One Orange Bowl.