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Jim McElwain A 'Strong Candidate' To Join Michigan's Staff

Florida head coach Jim McElwain speaks at the podium.

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The former Florida head coach appears to be on the verge of landing a new job.

Jim McElwain appears to be on the verge of landing a new job. The former Florida head coach could be headed to Big Ten country.

Multiple reports have confirmed that McElwain is a strong candidate to join Michigan's staff. Jim Harbaugh has reportedly offered him a position on his offensive staff.

SI.com's Bruce Feldman says McElwain has emerged has a "strong candidate." Something official could come soon.

From SI.com:

Jim McElwain has emerged as a strong candidate to join Jim Harbaugh’s staff at Michigan working with receivers, multiple sources told SI. It’s the position Dan Enos held briefly before taking a job at Alabama. One of the candidates for the job, Toledo offensive coordinator Brian Wright pulled out of consideration, according to a source.

The 55-year-old former Florida head coach interviewed for the Wolverines job recently.

McElwain, 55, was Florida's head coach from 2015-17. He was fired toward the end of the Gators' '17 season.

Former Jets offensive coordinator Johnny Morton is also reportedly a candidate for the job. He previously coached with Harbaugh in San Francisco.