Jim Harbaugh brought Josh Gattis on board at Michigan back in 2019 to modernize the Wolverines offensive attack after he previously held passing game and co-coordinator coordinator roles at Penn State and Alabama at his previous two stops.
Now, according to Aaron McMann of MLive, the Wolverines have quietly inked him to a new contract that essentially adds a year to his initial three-year deal he signed upon arriving in Ann Arbor.
McMann shares that the terms of the new deal show that Gattis is now under contract through January 10th, 2023.
Gattis will make $900k in 2021, but in 2022 his new deal calls for salary increase to $1 million and his incentives include more for finishing among the top two teams in scoring in the Big Ten ($100k), finishing in the top 10 in scoring among FBS schools ($100k).
The bonuses for scoring marks are an interesting carrot as the 2021 season is one that many are expecting to see some improvement on offense. In Gattis' first year with the program they finished 44th in scoring offense en route to a 9-4 finish, and last year the Wolverines slipped to 2-5 and finished 66th nationally in scoring behind Western Michigan, Central Michigan and Eastern Michigan at just over 28 points per game.
He will work alongside a new-look offensive staff with Sherrone Moore moving from tight ends to offensive line coach to take over for Ed Warinner (whose contract was not renewed), Mike Hart was hired away from Indiana to coach the running backs, and Matt Weiss was hired to coach the quarterbacks while Jay Harbaugh moved from running backs to tight ends and will continue his special teams coordinator duties.
The defensive side of the ball went through a substantial makeover as well, as Harbaugh decided to move on from defensive coordinator Don Brown and brought in a handful of new faces on the defensive side of the ball with NFL experience.
Head here to read the full piece from MLive.
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