Evidently, it’s not going to be Maryland.
Despite earlier reports from Alabama’s Rivals.com site that former Penn State receivers coach Josh Gattis will be the next offensive coordinator at Maryland, it’s now looking like Gattis is actually going to land elsewhere in the Big Ten East Division.
Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports is now reporting that Gattis is going to be the new offensive coordinator at Michigan.
BREAKING: #Alabama Co-OC Josh Gattis will become the new offensive coordinator at #Michigan, sources tell me & @ChrisVannini. This is a big addition for Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines: https://t.co/Nxcf5X2EVn
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) January 10, 2019
I wrote a blog post on the Gattis-to-Maryland reports earlier today, which obviously seems like a gigantic waste of time now. But some of the issues for Penn State still exist. Gattis is a force on the recruiting trail, and he knows areas Penn State likes to hit and is still well-connected there. Now, he’s got the Maize and Blue brand behind him, which will provide him with some even more clout, conceivably.
And obviously, the Rahne/Gattis comparisons Penn State fans have held onto this season and were likely to carry into next year with both coordinating offense at Penn State and Maryland aren’t going to go away with Gattis at Michigan. So interesting, though, that both of those guys will be in the thick of the division championship race in 2019. It’s going to be a heck of a story this fall.