Tim Drevno has caught the heat of Michigan Football fans for what feels like a few seasons and now they are getting their wishes.
The offensive coordinator will be stepping down from his position with the Wolverines in news that was first reported by The Wolverine Lounge and confirmed by Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman.
SOURCES: OC Tim Drevno is stepping down at #Michigan. The Wolverine Lounge first reported the news.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) February 23, 2018
Rumors had been circulating on the message boards late Thursday night into Friday about a potential departure. This appears to be a resignation, not a firing.
We’re told to keep an eye on Vanderbilt as a potential landing spot for Drevno. His son, Zach, enrolled with the program earlier this month. Ed Warriner, hired as an analyst in January, is also expected to slide into the position as offensive line coach with Jim McElwain, recently hired by Florida, assuming the offensive coordinator role in addition to coaching wide receivers.
Drevno has been included at several of Jim Harbaugh’s jobs, including the University of San Diego (offensive coordinator/O-Line), Stanford (tight ends/O-Line), and the San Francisco 49ers (O-Line).
The offense never was consistently better during Drevno’s three-year stint as the Wolverines’ offensive coordinator, while the play from the quarterback and offensive line positions was just atrocious. Michigan had the 69th total offense in the country in 2015, the 58th in 2016 and the 105th in 2017. The passing offense got worse each year under Drevno, as Michigan posted the 53rd, 85th, and 111th passing offenses in ‘15, ‘16 and ‘17, respectively.