Former Florida coach Jim McElwain is in serious consideration to become the next offensive coordinator at Michigan, NBCSports.com reported on Saturday night.
McElwain has interviewed for the position on Jim Harbaugh’s staff, who is looking for a new offensive coordinator for the second time in as many months, as Dan Enos, who was originally hired for the position in January, left for another job on Nick Saban’s staff at Alabama later that month.
McElwain’s background is in offense, with him serving in multiple roles at Eastern Washington, Montana State, Louisville, Michigan State, the Oakland Raiders, Fresno State and Alabama before accepting his first head coaching position at Colorado State in 2012. Despite that experience, the Florida offense in the two-plus seasons under McElwain struggled, especially at the quarterback position. In 2017, the Gators finished No. 110 in total offense in the nation, averaging a mere 335.9 yards per game.
Michigan was just a little better during the same season, averaging 348.9 yards per game, good for No. 105 in the nation. A lack of quarterback play plagued the Wolverines as well.
In October, McElwain’s short tenure in Gainesville, in which his team won two SEC East titles, came to an abrupt end after a weird circumstance that saw the coach claim that he and his family had received death threats due to the Gators poor play on the field. When asked to produce evidence of the threats, McElwain refused to cooperate.
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