Michigan football reportedly expected to hire Jim McElwain – Detroit Free Press
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Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh (left) and Florida’s Jim McElwain meet at midfield before the 2016 Citrus Bowl at Orlando Citrus Bowl Stadium on Jan 1.(Photo: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports)
Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh has reportedly settled on its choice for a 10th assistant coach. And, for Wolverine fans, it should be a somewhat familiar face.
According to reports from FootballScoop and 247sports, Michigan is expected to hire former Florida head coach Jim McElwain to fill its 10th assistant coaching position. What that position will be remains to be seen.
Michigan did not have an immediate comment Wednesday night.
McElwain is expected to fill the vacancy left by now former Michigan assistant Dan Enos, who signed on to be a wide receivers coach (with a coordinator title possible) in December, but left for an assistant coaching position at Alabama roughly a month later.
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After winning the Southeastern Conference East Division during his first two seasons at Florida, McElwain was fired midway through the 2017 season under somewhat awkward circumstances.
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After getting off to a 3-4 start, which included a season-opening loss to Michigan, and hampered by several off-field suspensions, McElwain made claims he and his family had received death threats during the season. Reports said Florida was never able to confirm said threats and attempted to fire him for cause over the situation.