Michigan assistant to be named Central Michigan head coach, per report

By Brandon Justice ,

Football


Michigan wide receivers coach Jim McElwain will be Central Michigan’s next head coach, per a report from CMLife and Wolverines Wire’s Evan Petzold.

The Chippewas are in search of a new head coach following the firing of John Bonamego last week, also reported by Petzold.

McElwain is the former head coach of both Colorado State and Florida. Before becoming a head coach, McElwain’s stops included an offensive coordinator title at Alabama, where he won a National Championship as OC.

In his first — and only — season at Michigan, McElwain’s wide receiver unit shined. Sophomores Donovan Peoples-Jones and Nico Collins combined for 13 total touchdowns, 10 more than the entire unit had in 2017.

The former Gators head coach was busy recruiting this week, too, having visited multiple Wolverines pledges on the West Coast.

Assistant wide receivers coach and former U-M wide receiver, Roy Roundtree, will likely take over duties for McElwain as sources noted that’s ‘the plan’ if McElwain were to leave — which was expected from the time he was hired.

CMU and the University of Michigan have not commented on the report.

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