Dan Enos leaving Michigan after quick Ann Arbor vacation
Dan Enos was hired by Michigan two weeks ago and he’s already moving on to his next chapter.
As widely reported by numerous outlets, the former Central Michigan head coach/Arkansas OC/Michigan (?) is headed to Alabama to coach QBs. He had a 17-day stint with the Wolverines that will mostly serve as a long vacation for the well-traveled assistant.
The Wolverines announced the hire Jan. 8.
— Michigan Football (@UMichFootball) January 8, 2018
They’ve yet to announce his departure officially, but it’s been reported by numerous outlets that Enos is out. Pete Thamel of Yahoo! Sports was first on the scoop.
Enos left Arkansas following the firing of head coach Bret Bieliema. From there, he went to Michigan, as the Razorbacks had a contract stipulation that didn’t allow Enos to be hired by an SEC team until Feb. 15. The rule of thumb for teams is to have its full staff hired before Signing Day, thus, making it difficult for Enos to find a job in the SEC before the 15th – a week after NSD.
Going to Michigan for 17 days allowed him to avoid that stipulation, and land a job with the Tide.
You can tip your cap to Evan Petzold for pointing that out.
Dan Enos' contract at Arkansas had a non-compete clause with other SEC schools (like Alabama) through Feb. 15, 2018.
Going to Michigan for 17 days allowed Enos to avoid the agreement in his contract regarding other SEC schools. https://t.co/rtiWdJryss
— Evan Petzold (@EvanPetzold) January 26, 2018
Time to wait & see if Harbaugh sees fit in hiring a new OC, and who replaces Enos.
The good news? TWL broke down his offensive numbers and here’s the most important excerpt from the piece.
After a huge leap, the ranks regress every year to the point of being worse than before Enos got there. 2015’s quarterback Brandon Allen made Second-Team All-SEC and tight end Hunter Henry won the Mackey, but neither player was adequately replaced after leaving for the NFL after the 2015 season.
Without the stars he inherited at Arkansas – he had a big dip in production.
Nonetheless, Michigan lost what looked to be the replacement for Pep Hamilton – who’s still on staff – and a candidate to take over Tim Drevno’s title as offensive coordinator.
This leaves Michigan in a pickle. There’s been an initiative to bring in a new OC, with the demotion of Drevno to OL coach. Enos was most likely that guy. Now, there’s under two weeks left until Signing Day and Michigan’s without an identity on who the offensive coordinator is going to be. On top of that, there’s a hole at WRs coach, an unknown future with Pep Hamilton, and a thin candidate pool this late in the process.
Drevno staying at offensive coordinator is looking more likely by the day. If you like stability, you’re happy. If you like new innovations on offense, you’re not.