Michigan football has stayed in the family to replace offensive coordinator Josh Gattis, promoting multiple coaches to fill the gap in the staff.
The Michigan Wolverines have found their new offensive coordinator and it didn’t require them to look very far.
After Josh Gattis left for Miami, Jim Harbaugh named offensive line coach Sherrone Moore and quarterbacks coach Matt Weiss will take over as co-offensive coordinators.
Gattis’ spot on the coaching staff will then be filled by Grant Newsome, who will coach tight ends. Newsome had been a graduate assistant with the program helping with the offensive line.
Michigan promoted Matt Weiss and Sherrone Moore as offensive coordinators
Moore was a co-offensive coordinator alongside Gattis last season so he will bring some stability with Weiss taking on more responsibilities. This will be the first time either of them will be responsible for calling plays.
That wasn’t the only staff shake-up for the Wolverines.
The program announced the hiring of new defensive coordinator Jesse Minter from Vanderbilt on Wednesday as well. DBs coach Steve Clinkscale will serve as co-defensive coordinator.
Minter’s arrival shuffled the defensive staff as Jay Harbaugh will now coach safeties in addition to his special teams coordinator duties. Ron Bellamy is switching from coaching safeties to wide receivers.
New defensive line coach Mike Elston, who replaced Shaun Nua after his departure for USC, will be the team’s recruiting coordinator.
Running backs coach Mike Hart also picked up a run game coordinator title.
Michigan made it to the College Football Playoff this past season so there was definitely incentive to keep the coaching staff as close to last season as possible. Still, losing defensive coordinator Mike Macdonald to the NFL and Gattis to another program meant some changes were always going to be necessary.