Michigan Football fans wanted them to go younger on offense and they are getting their wish. According to multiple reports, the Wolverines have hired Josh Gattis away from Alabama to take over as their new offensive coordinator. It was previously reported on Wednesday that he would be taking the Maryland job under Mike Locksey, but Michigan was able to swing in at the last minute.
Sources informed Maize n Brew prior to the Gattis news on Thursday that Michigan was looking at younger candidates to take on the offensive coordinator duties in Ann Arbor. Gattis, 34, fits the bill of that and gives them a rising coach and excellent recruiter.
He is expected to work with the wide receivers as well as taking on playcalling duties. No word yet on what it means for Pep Hamilton, who is under contract still.
Gattis got his start in coaching at North Carolina as a graduate assistant before stops at Western Michigan and Vanderbilt. He also spent time at Penn State from 2014-17 as the wide receivers coach before Alabama hired him this past season to be the co-offensive coordinator.
We will have more as it develops.