After stating he did not anticipate staff chances, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh has already named three new assistant coaches.

Minutes after Michigan’s Peach Bowl loss to Florida last month, a reporter asked Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh whether he anticipated any changes to his coaching staff.

The answer, perhaps predictably, was a simple “no.”

Michigan's offense will look different next season under the tutelage of Josh Gattis.

The hiring of former Alabama co-offensive coordinator Josh Gattis to become the offensive coordinator (yes, the sole offensive coordinator) at Michigan on Thursday is the latest and most discernible proof of Harbaugh’s willingness to evolve.

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh hired Josh Gattis as his offensive coordinator Thursday.

The Wolverines have hired Josh Gattis — Alabama’s co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach — to fill the job, per The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman and Chris Vannini. The news comes as a shock, not just because it means Harbaugh could cede control of the offense, but because Harbaugh said after Michigan’s Peach Bowl loss that he didn’t anticipate any changes to his coaching staff.

Al Washington is the second Michigan assistant to leave for Ohio State in two days.

Michigan linebackers coach Al Washington will be accepting an assistant coaching position with Ohio State, according to Rivals.

The move comes one day after the Wolverines’ defensive line coach, Greg Mattison, was named the Buckeyes’ co-defensive coordinator.

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh has lost two assistant coaches to Ohio State.

What has to change is something systemic. There either has to be a greater buy-in within the program to elevate players to a new level, a change in philosophy to use players’ talents more effectively or an uptick in recruiting that injects Michigan with players too good to fail.

Mattison spent eight seasons on staff at Michigan.

Michigan defensive line coach Greg Mattison has accepted a job to join the staff at Ohio State, as first reported by the Wolverines Wire. And for Harbaugh and Michigan, an offseason already sure to be rife with questions just reached a fever pitch.

Zach Gentry declared for the NFL Draft on Wednesday.

Zach Gentry came to Michigan as a quarterback, the first recruited by Jim Harbaugh. On Wednesday, he announced he’ll leave early for the NFL, as a tight end.

Chase Winovich said that Michigan was, "building a powerhouse," weeks before getting blown out by Florida in the Peach Bowl.

“Next year, we’re not going to try to go backwards,” Winovich said, speaking of the program he’s now leaving. While Winovich might be correct that regression seems unlikely, the Harbaugh era has become increasingly defined by one question: Is progression really any more likely?

Junior VIPER Khaleke Hudson was frustrated with his team's performance in the Peach Bowl.

When the Wolverines needed their defense at the end of the season, when the stakes were raised, and the opponents were better, the unit wilted. They gave up a program-record 62 points to No. 6 Ohio State and then allowed 41 more to the tenth-ranked Gators on Saturday.

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh has lost three straight bowl games after the Wolverines' loss to Florida.

The general lethargy and missteps by Michigan beg the question: What can’t Harbaugh see that everyone else, including the opponent, can see so vividly?