Miami OC candidates: Fans, media discuss preferred options to replace Josh Gattis
Miami parted ways with Josh Gattis after one season, and now the Hurricanes are looking for a replacement at offensive coordinator.
The Hurricanes are looking to improve from last season’s production when they were No. 86 in the country in total offense.
James Coley, who is on the Texas A&M staff, is an option. Coley is a Miami native who was Miami’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach from 2013 to 2015. Coley was Cristobal’s offensive coordinator in 2007 before he left for Florida State. Miami’s offense averaged 33.8 points per game in Coley’s first season with the Hurricanes in 2013 with Stephen Morris at quarterback.
AllHurricanes mentioned Marcus Arroyo, who recently parted ways as the head coach at UNLV. He was a part of Cristobal’s Oregon coaching staff (2017-2019). He served as the co-offensive coordinator and quarterback and tight ends coach during his first season in Eugene, then the offensive coordinator, quarterbacks coach and tight ends coach in 2018, while he was the assistant head coach, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach in 2019.
Joe Brady, the Buffalo Bills QB coach, was also mentioned, and he has been on some lists for the same opening at Alabama.
Here’s a sample of other reactions:
My fav candidates who I would like to get the OC job
These are the most important hires for Mario for his success at miami must nail both hires
— Hunter Maher20🙌🧡💚🙌🐬🐬🐬🐬 (@HunterMaher20) January 27, 2023
Dan Mullen (badly wanted to be Miami before Mark Richt was hired) or Joe Brady (SFL native #comehome)
— C.K. Mulfort ✍🏾🇭🇹 (@MrWrite247) January 27, 2023
Former Florida HC Dan Mullen would be an excellent choice for the power spread offense Miami wants to use.
Mullen is known for being able to play a strong spread game, and his emphasis on the passing game can be extremely beneficial for Miami’s QB group. #PressBoxU https://t.co/VkoaIclHGL
— Elliot F. 🌴🦩🇨🇺 (@305WRLD) January 27, 2023
Power spread you say??? pic.twitter.com/T1cctmBjnT
— Brody Logan (@BrodyLogan) January 27, 2023
Mario should just hire Dan Mullen so when Miami beat Florida next year at the swamp it will be a good homecoming for him lol
— Kerry Wiggins (@Coach_Wigg) January 27, 2023
Miami hiring James Coley as their OC would be HILARIOUS.
— Jordan Travis 4HEISMAN (@b_leezy09) January 27, 2023
Miami needs Joe Brady asap @MichaelRyanRuiz
— Navi (@BigBajwa24) January 27, 2023