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Award-Winning Football Coach Abruptly Fired

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There was a major announcement out of Miami today as a top football coach has been fired late after the season ended.

According to Pete Thamel, a college football senior writer for ESPN, the University of Miami Hurricanes have fired the football team's offensive coordinator, Josh Gattis.

In 2021, Josh Gattis won the Broyles award, which is an award that goes to whoever is deemed the best assistant coach in all of college football. He won that award for his work as the offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach in Michigan, where he spent his previous three seasons before coming to the University of Miami and becoming the Miami Hurricanes offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach.

Josh Gattis only spent one season with the Miami Hurricanes before it was announced he was fired today.

The Miami Hurricanes struggled to get their offense going this season, and as a result, they finished with a disappointing 5-7 record in the NCAA Atlantic Coast Conference.

Josh Gattis is a 39-year-old coach, who will now look toward finding a new job. He started his football career as a defensive back that was drafted in the 5th round of the 2007 NFL draft by the Chicago Bears. He only played one season with the Chicago Bears in 2007 and was on the Jacksonville Jaguars practice squad in 2008.

In 2010, Gattis started his coaching career with North Carolina and moved to Western Michigan to be their wide receivers coach in 2011.

From 2012-2013 he became the wide receivers coach for Vanderbilt before advancing to Penn State from 2014-2017 as a passing game coordinator.

In 2018, Josh Gattis became the co-offensive coordinator of Alabama. This job helped propel him to become one of the best offensive coordinators in college as he advanced to become the offensive coordinator of Michigan where he won the Broyles award.

It is surprising that Miami Hurricanes decided to fire him after only one season.

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