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Top 5 offensive coordinator candidates for Miami Hurricanes

Top 5 offensive coordinator candidates for Miami Hurricanes
Miami Hurricanes offensive coordinator Josh Gattis was fired after just one season with the team. (Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports)
Mike Roberts

MIAMI (BVM) – It took just one season for the Miami Hurricanes to part ways with offensive coordinator Josh Gattis after the team delivered a disappointing opening campaign. Gattis had built up positive momentum during his tenure as the offensive coordinator for the Michigan Wolverines, but was unable to replicate his success during his lone season in Miami.

In his first season as the offensive coordinator for the Hurricanes, the team averaged 23.6 points per game, ranking them 97th in the FBS. The Miami offense also averaged just 5.34 yards per play, ranking them 89th in the country. The shocking results come fresh off a standout season at Michigan where Gattis picked up the Broyles Award as the top college assistant. While rising up the ranks in his three seasons with the Wolverines, none were more impressive than the team’s 2021 campaign when Michigan ranked 16th in scoring behind its 35.8 points per game average.

With injuries contributing to the so-so results in 2022, the focus will be on returning Tyler Van Dyke back to the starting quarterback position after he missed three games this past year.

Following the middling results, the Hurricanes will also be searching for a new quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator after Frank Ponce moved on to Appalachian State earlier this month. 

With an interesting set of candidates expected to be on the watch list, here’s who Mario Cristobal may look to target in the upcoming weeks.