Alabama OL coach Brent Key officially joins Georgia Tech

Annette Crawford
January 10, 2019

Offensive coordinator Mike Locksley left to take the head coaching position at Maryland, while co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach Josh Gattis followed Locksley to become the offensive coordinator for the Terrapins.

The 34-year old held the same position at Penn State (2014-17) and Vanderbilt (2012-13), and served as Western Michigan's wide receivers coach in 2011.

Gattis joins a staff that was coordinated by-committee in 2018, with Harbaugh, assistant head coach/passing game coordinator Pep Hamilton, wide receivers coach Jim McElwain and the rest of the offensive staff participating in game-planning and play calling.

Michigan's offense has been criticized over the last couple of months due to blowout losses at Ohio State and against Florida in the Peach Bowl. However, as the Wolverines offense got better from 2017 to 2018 - but didn't put all of the elite playmakers in the best positions to succeed - it looks like head coach Jim Harbaugh made a decision to swing for the fences.

Gattis takes over an offense that features a former five-star under center in Shea Patterson and a wealth of offensive talent, including receivers Donovan Peoples-Jones, Nico Collins, Tarik Black and Ronnie Bell and a potential big-play threat in tight end Nick Eubanks. Harbaugh is likely hoping Gattis can help bring some of that chance to Ann Arbor. He will work as a co-offensive coordinator for the Wolverines, according to The Athletic, who first reported news of his hire.

Previous reports of Brent Key's departure to Georgia Tech were confirmed Thursday as he was announced as the Yellow Jackets' staff by the university.

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