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Josh Gattis leaving Alabama for Big 10 job

Josh Gattis is headed back to the Big Ten.

Gattis, Alabama’s co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach, is leaving the Crimson Tide and taking over as Jim Harbaugh’s offensive coordinator at Michigan, it was announced Thursday.

Gattis had joined the Tide staff last January after four years as the wide receivers coach and passing game coordinator at Penn State.

“The offense and passing games under Josh’s direction have achieved at a very high level throughout his coaching career,” Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said in a statement. “Josh will provide leadership to our offense while being a great mentor to our student-athletes and an outstanding addition to our coaching staff.”

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Gattis leaving means Alabama will have a different wide receivers coach for the fourth straight year.

Gattis also becomes the third Tide on-field assistant from this past season’s staff to already leave for another job.

Matt Zenitz is an Alabama and Auburn reporter for the Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter @mzenitz.



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