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Jim Harbaugh hires Josh Gattis away from Alabama to be Michigan's offensive coordinator

Jim Harbaugh hires Josh Gattis away from Alabama to be Michigan's offensive coordinator

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh bounced back from losing two assistants to rival Ohio State with what looks like a strong addition to his staff.

Harbaugh hired Josh Gattis away from Alabama to be his offensive coordinator after losing assistants Greg Mattison and Al Washington to the Buckeyes on consecutive days this week.

And, Harbaugh gave Gattis a title on Thursday no one had last year when he said playing-calling was a collaborative effort.

“The offense and passing games under Josh's direction have achieved at a very high level throughout his coaching career,” Harbaugh said. “Josh will provide leadership to our offense while being a great mentor to our student-athletes...

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