February 9th, 2018 at 8:01 AM ^

I actually agree, man. I think McElwain is a decent to really good OC. He was really good at Bama. He got Colorado State to "good" level, which is a hell of an accomplishment given where they started. I think he's got good playcalling/concepts in him.


His problem is he can't be the fan-facing coach. He clearly can't handle the attention and drama that comes with running a big program. I think he can handle getting us 31 points a game though. 

The Fox Says Hail

February 9th, 2018 at 9:59 AM ^

IMO McElwain is just looking for a stepping stone. If UM hires him I think he'll likely be gone in a year. Problably for a OC job at a lesser school out west, because we all know even if Drevno is out next year McElwain wouldn't be next in line for the OC/co-OC. You're right about Cameron though. I wonder if there are any other candidates being considered, because a little coaching staff stability wouldn't hurt us. 


February 8th, 2018 at 7:14 PM ^

Hell to the no.

This would be cronyism to the highest degree. The game has passed him by and he hasn't been a good OC since maybe the late 90s. He was a big part of the reason LSU got sonsick of Miles despite a dearth of talent at RB, OL, and WR. Cameron never developed a quality QB either other than maybe Mettenberger.

Occam's Razor

February 8th, 2018 at 7:25 PM ^

Julian. I’m not an OSU fan. Funny how you don’t respond to my posts talking about how great a Michigan education is or about how it’s Engineering program dwarfs the Ivy League.

Funny how you don’t stalk me when it comes to talking about how Michigan basketball has a great shot at sweet revenge against a top ranked OSU squad come 2 weeks from now.

You just don’t like the manner in which I post. I can’t help you with that. I’m sorry.


February 8th, 2018 at 8:33 PM ^

It’s because Michigan isn’t hiring for a specific position. Whoever Michigan decides to hire, will determine which position they actually coach. Michigan’s staff is very flexible, so it allows that. For example:

Pep Hamilton has experience in both the NFL and college coaching WRs and QBs. He can coach either.

McElwain has history coaching both WRs and QBs. But he’s more known for his work with QBs, so he would likely focus on QBs.

Cameron again would be expected to focus on QBs.

Enos was looked at as coaching the WRs.

And that just covers the names we KNOW have been interviewed.

Basically “offensive assistant” just means that they don’t know whether they’re hiring someone to coach QBs or WRs, but simply that they’re hiring someone to coach on that side of the ball.