Miami has fired Josh Gattis as offensive coordinator after one season, coach Mario Cristobal announced Friday.
When Gattis was hired from Michigan a year ago, the move was widely applauded. Gattis won the Broyles Award as the top assistant coach in the nation after helping the Wolverines make the college football game with a balanced offensive approach.
But in his lone season in Miami, the results weren’t what he expected. Back to the quarterback Tyler Van Dyke He struggled in the new scheme even before missing three games with a shoulder injury, throwing for 1,844 yards, 10 touchdowns and five interceptions — a far cry from the 25 touchdowns he threw in 2021.
Miami ranks 86th in the nation in total offense, averaging 367.1 yards per game. That’s down from the top 20 offenses in 2021, which averaged 448.8 yards. Exacerbating matters was the inability to run the ball, as the Hurricanes averaged 3.7 yards per carry.
They played three games after Van Dyke was injured and finished the season 5-7.
It looked like obvious changes needed to be made, especially when Van Dyke returned for a crucial junior season, and Gattis wasn’t the only game on the go. Earlier this month, quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator Frank Ponce left Miami to return to his old job as Appalachian State’s offensive coordinator.