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Hurricanes Football and Offensive Coordinator Josh Gattis to Part Ways

Canes Football and Offensive Coordinator Josh Gattis mutually part ways, Miami in search of a new offensive coordinator

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What had seemed just under a year ago to be a great pairing has come to its end. The honeymoon is over and University of Miami offensive coordinator Josh Gattis and the Miami Hurricanes football program will part ways.

The 2022 off-season was one filled with much hope and high expectations with the arrival of head coach Mario Cristobal to be followed up with Gattis’s arrival as offensive coordinator exactly a month after on February 6th, 2022. The hype and the fans excitement was building at a rapid pace in what was dubbed an all-star coaching staff during the off-season.

Gattis would arrive to Miami with impressive hardware in hand, being nominated the 2021 Broyles award winner (annual honor for top assistant coach in college football) and a college football playoff appearance with the Michigan Wolverines.

Fast forward to a 2022 regular season that would have its share of let-downs among Hurricanes fans expectations for the offense and rising star quarterback Tyler Van Dyke. Miami would have an under .500 year with a record of 5-7 on the season and failed to qualify for a post-season bowl game for the first time since 2007, the offense just never seemed to be in a rhythm through it all.

Could it have been three different starting quarterbacks during the season between Tyler Van Dyke (multiple injuries), Jake Garcia and Jaccuri Brown? Was it offensive line woes or the wide receivers room that Gattis would refer to in regards to the offensive struggles the team was having during press conferences?

Depending on who you ask, everyone points to different factors but one common denominator at least among Hurricanes fans was indeed Josh Gattis, and now his tenure at Miami is over.

Head coach Mario Cristobal will look to rectify the situation this off-season in hopes of turning around an offense that averaged 23.6 points-per-game, which ranked 97th among 131 eligible teams during the 2022 season. That number won’t suffice for Miami and Mario Cristobal’s vision and his unending hunger to restore the football program to national prominence once again.

Cristobal understands and is well aware what it should look like, considering his head coaching career of building football programs like FIU and Oregon along the way, in addition to his tenure at Alabama under seven-time national champion head coach Nick Saban.

The Miami Hurricanes are now on the hunt for a new offensive coordinator and its fans can only hope the next hire is the right fit for the program and its future.

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