Former Florida head Coach Jim McElwain appears to be on his way back to coaching. We say appears, because he’s apparently been in talks with the Michigan Wolverines for at least a week, but nothing official yet.
AM RT: Former #UF head coach Jim McElwain has been offered a job on the #Michigan staff, which eventually could include a role as an OC there, per source. Am told he could start there as early as this week: https://t.co/cFc7XO9AmW
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) February 17, 2018
According to Feldman of Sports Illustrated that could develop into the offensive coordinator role.
The same role former Arkansas offensive coordinator Dan Enos held for less than two months earlier this offseason, before strategically taking a job at Alabama.
After going 22-12 with 2 SEC East titles, McEwlain was replaced for the inability to win the big game. Less than a year later it seems that he’s going to be right back in those big games, but now in the Big Ten.
McElwain has experience working with wide receivers. From 2000-2005 he coached the position at Louisville and Michigan State.
The question still remains, if McElwain will take the job? After a $7 million dollar buyout, he should be fine financially.
Does McElwain want to be a receivers coach working his way to coordinator?
Ideally, he wants a coordinating job immediately, but Michigan is a big name that could help him get back in the discussion for head coach down the road.
The Wolverines has struggled themselves, failing to even make the Big Ten Championship Game in Harbaugh’s three seasons.
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