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Michigan Officially Announces Hiring Of Jim McElwain

Michigan football players run under the "Go Blue" banner before a home game.

ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 13: Quarterback Devin Gardner #98 of the Michigan Wolverines leads the team onto the field prior to the start of the game against the Miami University Redhawks at Michigan Stadium on September 13, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. the Wolverines defeated the Redhawks 34-10. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Jim McElwain has officially announced his new job. He's headed to Michigan.

The former Florida head coach has been hired by the Wolverines. He'll serve as the program's wide receivers coach.

The 55-year-old coach lands in Ann Arbor, Mich. after being fired by Florida during the 2017 season. He served as the Gators' head coach from 2015-17. McElwain was previously Colorado State's head coach.

"I am excited to work with this offensive staff and Coach Harbaugh," said McElwain. "There are a lot of great offensive minds in that coaching room and I look forward to learning from them."

McElwain will also reportedly help coordinate the offense and prepare the weekly game plan. He replaces Dan Enos, who left after one month to go to Alabama as quarterbacks coach.

The former Gators' head coach was fired by Florida following a loss to Georgia. He was let go after the 42-17 defeat, which was the team's third straight.

McElwain says he's looking forward to his new opportunity.

"I'm excited to get back into it and am looking forward to going there and learning and helping Michigan get better," McElwain told ESPN.

You can view Michigan's full release here.