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Source: Jim McElwain visited Michigan’s campus for job interview

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Sources inside the program told The Wolverine Lounge that former Florida head coach Jim McElwain was on Michigan’s campus Tuesday for a job interview. 

Walking around Schembechler Hall today, McElwain was approached with an assistant coaching opportunity at Michigan.

The interest from McElwain to go from head coach to assistant is unknown.

McElwain was offered to call plays with a title uncertain, per multiple sources. The interest from Michigan in hiring a new playcaller stems from assistant Dan Enos leaving for Alabama after being hired 17 days prior.

Current offensive coordinator Tim Drevno has already been stripped of his play-calling duties, according to a source. The need for a playcaller would be filled exceptionally with the addition of a former SEC head coach.

McElwain and the Gators split ways Oct. 29, the day after a 42-7 loss to rival Georgia. His final season also included a Week One loss to Michigan. He lasted only two full seasons at Florida.

Prior to Gainesville, McElwain had a successful stint with Colorado State, going 10-3 in his third season and 22-16 overall.

McElwain was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Alabama before becoming a head coach. Prior stops include being an offensive assistant with the Oakland Raiders, Michigan State, Louisville, Fresno State, and more. He was a quarterback at Eastern Washington from 1980-1983.

The search for another offensive assistant to replace Enos continues. Sources tell TWL that multiple names have interviewed for  the job. Another name that was passed along was Cam Cameron – the former long-time offensive coordinator at LSU. Cameron was an assistant under Les Miles, a former Michigan assistant and player.

This story is developing.

 

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