Report: Michigan set to hire former Arkansas OC

Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 9:47pm

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh has reportedly been in talks with former Arkansas OC Dan Enos.

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Michigan officially announced the hiring of one assistant coach, Al Washington, this past weekend. And it may not be too long before the Wolverines officially hire another assistant as the college football coaching carousel continues to turn.

According to a report from Bruce Feldman of Sports Illustrated on Friday afternoon, Michigan is set to hire Dan Enos, previously Arkansas’ offensive coordinator.

Enos has been connected to the Wolverines in recent weeks. A Dec. 7 report from Football Scoop stated that Jim Harbaugh had been in contact with Enos about a position on his staff.

Enos, a native of Dearborn, has spent much of his career working within the state — especially at Michigan State, where he played four years at as a quarterback.

After his playing career, Enos began coaching as a graduate assistant with the Spartans for three seasons. He made stops at Lakeland, Northern Michigan, Southern Illinois and Missouri State before returning to his home state as Western Michigan’s quarterbacks coach.

Following stops at North Dakota State and Cincinnati, Enos then joined his alma mater’s staff. He was Michigan State’s quarterbacks coach in 2006 and the running backs coach from 2007-2009.

Enos began his first and only stint as a head coach at Central Michigan, where he compiled a 26-36 record over five seasons. He made waves in the offseason of 2014 when he decided to leave the Chippewas to become the offensive coordinator at Arkansas, where he spent the past three seasons coaching before being let go along with the rest of Bret Bielema’s staff this offseason.

While in East Lansing, Enos cultivated a reputation as a talented recruiter. He was responsible for many of Michigan State’s in-state recruiting victories, signing players such as Edwin Baker, Chris Norman, Fred Smith, Dion Sims, Tyler Hoover, Bennie Fowler and Keshawn Martin.

It remains unknown what Enos’s official role on Michigan’s staff will be. Offensive tackles and tight ends coach Greg Frey appears to be taking a similar role with Florida State; meanwhile, the Wolverines still have offensive coordinator Tim Drevno, running backs coach Jay Harbaugh and quarterbacks coach Pep Hamilton on staff as of now.

While Enos has experience with calling plays, there would need to be some shuffling along Michigan’s staff for him to do so in Ann Arbor. This season, the Wolverines split play-calling duties amongst Harbaugh, Drevno and Hamilton.