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Junior quarterback Shea Patterson will have to adjust to Josh Gattis' offensive style.

A 62-39 beating in Columbus, of course, shattered both of those goals, and further ignited a call for offensive change.

On Jan. 10, that change arrived in the hiring of 35-year-old Josh Gattis as the new offensive coordinator. Gattis, spent the past season as the wide receivers’ coach at Alabama, and the previous four seasons before that in the Big Ten with Penn State.

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh confirmed that junior quarterback Shea Patterson is No. 1 on the depth chart.

Updates on the quarterback depth chart, Harbaugh’s thoughts on Greg Mattison’s depature, Ben Mason’s versatility and more.

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said the offense would be more "up-tempo" next season.

His hiring comes with the clear subtext of a sea change in Harbaugh’s tenure at Michigan. Gattis, touting his mantra “Speed In Space” at every turn, brings apparent philosophical differences to Harbaugh’s traditional West Coach offense. While it remains to be seen how profoundly different the offense will look next season, it’s no small matter that Harbaugh appears willing to cede the keys to the offense.

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Friday morning, Wilton Speight stood tall in the back of Schembechler Hall as little more than an afterthought.

Freshman kicker Jake Moody earned the starting job from Quinn Nordin

With the Michigan football team’s 2018 regular season in the books, The Daily looks back at the performance of each unit this year and peers ahead to the future in 2019. In this edition: special teams.

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With the Michigan football team’s 2018 regular season in the books, The Daily looks back at the performance of each unit this year and peers ahead to the future in 2019. In this edition: tight ends.

Chris Evans is no longer on the Michigan football team as of Tuesday.

Junior running back Chris Evans is no longer a member of the Michigan football team.

“Chris Evans is not a member of the football team at this time,” said associate athletic director for football communications Dave Ablauf in a statement on Tuesday.

Pep Hamilton is leaving the Michigan football team after two seasons.

After two seasons as the associate head coach and passing game coordinator, Pep Hamilton is leaving the Michigan football team, according to multiple outlets.

In addition to the Hamilton news, Sam Webb of 247Sports reported that Ben McDaniels will be taking over as the Wolverines’ quarterbacks coach this season.

Sophomore receiver Nico Collins went for 632 receiving yards in 2018.

Instead, despite a scattering of impressive performances, those hopes were marred by a lack of consistency and opportunity. Sophomores Nico Collins and Donovan People-Jones paced the group with 632 and 612 yards, respectively — ranking 151st and 161st nationally — making it five consecutive seasons without a 1,000-yard receiver for Michigan.

Freshman Christian Turner figures to take on a bigger role next season with the departure of Karan Higdon.

With the Michigan football team’s 2018 regular season in the books, The Daily looks back at the performance of each unit this year and peers ahead to the future in 2019. In this edition: running backs