Former Florida Gators head coach Jim McElwain has joined the Michigan Wolverines as an offensive assistant. This ends a cycle of reports, lasting roughly two weeks, that continued to state that he would be joining Jim Harbaugh’s staff in some form.
“I’m excited to get back into it and am looking forward to going there and learning and helping Michigan get better,” McElwain told ESPN.
McElwain has a rather large background in helping programs’ offensive systems. He was the offensive coordinator at Colorado State from 2008-2011. He’s also had stops at Montana State, Eastern Washington, Louisville, Michigan State, Fresno State and the NFL’s Oakland Raiders in some sort of offensive coaching capacity.
That was all, obviously, prior to his stint has the head coach of the Florida Gators.
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.