Former Florida coach Jim McElwain reportedly interviewed for a coaching job at Michigan earlier this week, as originally reported by the Wolverine Lounge and later confirmed by mlive.com and 247Sports.com.
According to the report, McElwain would handle play-calling duties, while Tim Drevno would continue as the Wolverines’ offensive coordinator for the fourth consecutive season. Pep Hamilton would also continue his role as the team’s passing-game coordinator for the second consecutive year.
McElwain was fired as Florida’s head coach last October less than a week after claiming he, his family and members of the football program received death threats but refused to give details “when it becomes unmanageable.”
He had previously led the Gators to two consecutive SEC East Division titles during his first two seasons — albeit prior to the reemergence of Georgia as a national contender in 2017 — and went 22-12 (16-8) during three seasons in Gainesville.
McElwain also served as the head coach at Colorado State for three seasons, following a tenure as Alabama’s offensive coordinator.
According to 247, former LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron was also interviewed for a position with the Wolverines this week. Cameron had previously worked as a graduate assistant under legendary Michigan coach Bo Schembechler in 1984-85 before being promoted to wide receivers and quarterbacks coach in 1986-93. His additional Big Ten experience includes serving as the head coach at Indiana for five seasons (1997-2001).
Michigan is attempting to replace staffer Dan Enos, who was hired in early January but decided instead to accept the associate head coach and quarterbacks coach positions at Alabama within the same month.