Michigan Offensive Coordinator Josh Gattis has accepted an offer to become the next offensive coordinator for an ACC School
And that ACC School happens to be the University of Miami, MLive has confirmed.
Gattis’ departure comes just days after Harbaugh returned from an interview with the Minnesota Vikings without an offer, ending a month-long dalliance with the NFL. Harbaugh will now be tasked with replacing both coordinator roles, after first-year defensive coordinator Mike Macdonald departed for the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens last week.
The 38-year-old assistant coach informed Michigan players of his planned departure this morning, a move first reported by The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman. Terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed, but Miami had been targeting Gattis for the job over the weekend, ESPN’s Pete Thamel reports.
Gattis spent three seasons at Michigan, The long-time wide receivers coach was a surprise hire by Jim Harbaugh in January 2019, when Gattis arrived with the goal of modernizing the Wolverines’ offense.
Gattis (with the help of offensive line coach Sherrone Moore, named co-offensive coordinator) struck the right balance this past year. The Wolverines finished 24th nationally in yards per game and their success offensively played a big role in a 12-2 season and Big Ten championship.
Michigan inked Gattis to a one-year extension last January, a new contract that was set to pay him a $1 million salary in 2022 plus performance incentives. He will owe the school a $500,000 buyout amount for terminating his contract early to join Mario Cristobal’s staff in Coral Gables.