Report: Jim McElwain expected to take job at Michigan

Former Florida coach Jim McElwain is heading north.

According to a report from, McElwain has been offered and is expected to accept a position on Jim Harbaugh’s offensive coaching staff with Michigan.

News broke earlier this week that McElwain had interviewed for a position on staff, but nothing official has been announced from the university.

The Wolverines have an opening at receivers, but that’s not necessarily the job McElwain will take over if he accepts the position.

In addition to being Florida’s coach, McElwain has been an offensive coordinator at Alabama and the head coach at Colorado State. He’s an offensive mind and has been successful — to a degree — at each of his coaching stops.

Michigan could use McElwain’s expertise as it hopes to improve on last season’s abysmal offensive performance. The Wolverines ranked 85th in the country in offensive S&P+ last season and endured quarterback woes all season.

McElwain parted ways with the Gators after failing to provide proof that he and his family received  death threats during a severe losing streak. He accepted a  partial settlement for the remainder of his contract.

Michigan’s nonconference slate is booked through 2020, and the Wolverines do not currently have a future matchup scheduled with a current SEC team.

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