Bama OC Josh Gattis to reportedly take same job at Michigan

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Alabama co-offensive coordinator Josh Gattis will reportedly take over the offensive coordinator position with the Michigan Wolverines under head coach Jim Harbaugh.

This report comes to us via Bruce Feldman of The Athletic and represents a major coup for Mr. Harbaugh.

Gattis, 34, focused primarily on the wide receiver position under Nick Saban this past season. He did wonders for a team that ultimately lost to Clemson in the National Championship Game.

Prior to that, Gattis had served as the Penn State wide receivers coach from 2014-17 and in the same capacity with Vanderbilt from 2012-13.

This is a major move for Harbaugh. It gives him an innovative young offensive mind to work with moving forward after the team went without a true offensive coordinator last season.

One now has to wonder if Crimson Tide backup quarterback Jalen Hurts will follow Gattis to the Wolverines. He’s now in the NCAA transfer portal and Michigan will be looking to pursue a signal caller via that avenue with Shea Patterson having declared for the 2019 NFL Draft.