ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Former Florida head football coach Jim McElwain was hired by Michigan to coach wide receivers, Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh announced on the school’s website.
“I am excited to work with this offensive staff and Coach Harbaugh,” McElwain said on a release. “There are a lot of great offensive minds in that coaching room and I look forward to learning from them.”
McElwain and Florida agreed to part ways Florida on Oct. 29, with the Gators in the midst of a 4-7 season. He went 22-12 overall in Gainesville, including SEC East championships in each of his first two seasons.
McElwain’s negotiated buyout with UF’s University Athletic Association is for $7.5 million. McElwain’s buyout was negotiated down from $12.9 million when he and the school agreed to part ways.
McElwain will receive six payments from UF over the next four years. The first payment last Dec. 1 was for $3.75 million.