Josh Gattis is headed back to the Big Ten.
Gattis, Alabama’s co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach, is leaving the Crimson Tide and taking over as Jim Harbaugh’s offensive coordinator at Michigan, according to a report from The Athletic.
Gattis had joined the Tide staff last January after four years as the wide receivers coach at Penn State.
“Josh is a very good coach," Nick Saban said in October. “He’s a very bright guy. He’s been in some good systems. He has a good understanding of the big picture offensively. He’s very technical in terms of how he coaches and teaches his players and they have a good understanding. He has a really good personality. But he’s also demanding. He can confront and demand guys when they’re not doing things the way they’re supposed to do them and I think that’s created a lot of consistency in our receivers and it’s also improved their toughness and their mental toughness to sustain.”
Gattis leaving means Alabama will have a different wide receivers coach for the fourth straight year.