Central Michigan Set to Hire Michigan's Jim McElwain as Head Coach

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Central Michigan Set to Hire Michigan's Jim McElwain as Head Coach

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Central Michigan Set to Hire Michigan's Jim McElwain as Head Coach

It looks like Central Michigan has a new head coach. All at the same time, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh has lost an assistant.

With his 11-month contract set to expire on Jan. 11, Michigan wide receivers coach Jim McElwain has reportedly made the move 130 miles up the road to be the next head coach at CMU, sources confirmed to WolverinesWire.

McElwain takes over for former coach John Bonamego, who was fired on Nov. 23 after a 22-29 record over four seasons at the helm of the Chippewas.

McElwain will be introduced at a press conference on Monday, Dec. 3 at 11 a.m. in the Indoor Athletic Complex.

McElwain was in California on Nov. 28 visiting Michigan commit Giles Jackson. He was also in Nevada visiting Michigan commit Cade McNamara on Nov. 29.

According to Alford’s location on his Twitter, he was in California on Nov. 27, Arizona on Nov. 27 and Nevada on Nov. 28. Alford returned to Mount Pleasant on Nov. 29.

It’s unclear if Alford interviewed McElwain when they were both in the same area.

McElwain, in his first season on Michigan’s staff, saw a newfound dominance from sophomore Nico Collins, sophomore Donovan Peoples-Jones.

Collins caught 33 passes for 552 yards and six touchdowns, and Peoples-Jones added 39 catches for 541 yards and seven scores.

True freshman Ronnie Bell and redshirt freshman Oliver Martin combined for 19 receptions, 267 yards and three scores.

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