After Tim Drevno resigned as Michigan’s offensive coordinator/offensive line coach yesterday, it seemed like a sure shot that newly-named wide receiver coach Jim McElwain would become the new offensive coordinator and offensive analyst Ed Warinner would become the new offensive line coach.
Well, it looks like 50 percent of that is already fact.
Warinner updated his Twitter profile Saturday and his bio now reads “Offensive Line Coach, University of Michigan.”
In his most recent coaching role, Warinner coached the offensive line and was the run game coordinator at Minnesota last season. Minnesota’s rush attack was third in the Big Ten in 2017 with 182.4 rushing yards per game. Warinner also coached Ohio State’s offensive line from 2012-15, including during the Buckeyes’ championship season in 2014.
Warinner began his offensive line coaching career in 1992 with Army. He’s also coached offensive lines at Air Force, Kansas, Illinois and Notre Dame. He has a ton of experience and is one of the most highly regarded offensive line coaches in the country.
Things fell apart during his stint with Ohio State because of his play-calling as offensive coordinator in ‘15 and ‘16, but he won’t be doing any of that at U-M. There aren’t many better offensive line coaches than Warinner — if any — so this is a great addition for Michigan.
He does a great job describing the improvements his 2014 team made from the first game of the year to the Sugar Bowl game against Alabama in this interview with Big Ten Network.
Along with updating his Twitter bio, Warinner tweeted a graphic of Michigan’s upcoming spring schedule. The picture alludes to spring practice beginning March 23 and ending April 24. It also shows the Spring Game will be played Saturday, April 14.