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Jim Harbaugh and Josh Gattis release statement on offensive coordinator hiring

Signed. Sealed. Headed to Ann Arbor.

NCAA Football: Southern Methodist at Michigan Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

It’s official. The University of Michigan has released a statement from head coach Jim Harbaugh and new offensive coordinator Josh Gattis confirming the hiring.


“The offense and passing games under Josh’s direction have achieved at a very high level throughout his coaching career. Josh will provide leadership to our offense while being a great mentor to our student-athletes and an outstanding addition to our coaching staff. Michigan football looks forward to having Josh, Tesa and their children, Jace and Reece, join our University family.”


“It is an honor and a privilege to join the University of Michigan football family under Coach Harbaugh, one of the most successful head coaches in all of football. I am deeply humbled by the opportunity to serve as your offensive coordinator. This is the leadership challenge I’ve coveted. The football tradition at the University of Michigan is among the very best in college athletics. My family and I couldn’t be more excited to arrive in Ann Arbor.”

Gattis was Alabama’s co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach in 2018 and previously coached wideouts at Penn State under James Franklin.

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