Jim Harbaugh interviewed former Florida coach Jim McElwain for a Michigan football assistant coaching job recently, according to Josh Henschke of The Michigan Insider.
The Wolverines still have room to hire another assistant thanks to a new rule put in place this year increasing the number of on-field assistants per team from nine to 10. Henschke’s report does not specify what McElwain’s job would be or when the interview took place.
McElwain’s run as Florida’s head coach did not end smoothly. He made two SEC Championship Games in his three-year tenure at Florida, but was ousted in October shortly after telling reporters he and players had received death threats. He did not elaborate on specifics to reporters, and Florida released a statement afterward saying McElwain declined to elaborate to school administrators either.
Before becoming head coach at Florida, McElwain took Colorado State from 4-8 to 10-2 in three years. Before that, he spent four seasons as Nick Saban’s offensive coordinator at Alabama.