Josh Gattis

University of Michigan

Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers

Conference: Big Ten

Coach Stats

Why should this nominee be considered for the Broyles Award?
Josh Gattis has led Michigan’s balanced offensive effort rank among the best in 2021. The offense returned only one player that started double-digit contests (WR Ronnie Bell who was lost for the year to injury in the opener). The Wolverines are top 25 in scoring offense while averaging 442.4 yards per game. Michigan is averaging 225.1 yards per game on the ground and 217.3 yards per contest passing. In addition, U-M leads the nation in fewest tackles for loss allowed (2.30 avg.) and is fourth in fewest sacks allowed (0.8 avg.)
Coach's Past Performance
Gattis is in his third season as Michigan’s offensive coordinator. The Wolverines have averaged more than 30 points per game and 400 yards of offense during his three years coordinating the effort. He has coached 13 All-Big Ten players on offense during his first two seasons at Michigan.Prior to Michigan,Gattis spent the 2018 season as co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach at the University of Alabama, where he helped lead the Crimson Tide to the College Football Playoff and a National Championship Game appearance. He coached All-American receiver Jerry Jeudy, the 2018 Biletnikoff Award winner, who caught 68 passes for 1,315 yards (19.3 avg.) and 14 touchdowns. In addition, he developed true freshman Jaylen Waddle, who earned first-team All-American honors by Pro Football Focus. The Crimson Tide had four receivers and a tight end surpass 500 yards receiving on the year. Prior to his position with the Crimson Tide, Gattis spent four seasons as the wide receivers coach and passing game coordinator at Penn State (2014-17). He tutored All-Big Ten receivers DaeSean Hamilton (2014, ’17) and Chris Godwin (2015-16).Gattis spent two years at Vanderbilt staff (2012-13) and the 2011 season at Western Michigan. He mentored Jordan Matthews to All-America honors twice at Vandy and helpedJordan White earn consensus All-American honors for the Broncos. During his career: •Mentored All-American WRs at three schools, 1 Biletnikoff Award winner and 1 NCAA Receptions and Yardage Leader •Coached 4 All-American WRs, including a 2x honoree and 2 freshman All-Americans •Had 11 different WRs earn all-conference honors•Coached 8 WRs chosen in the NFL Draft
Team Record and Standings
Michigan has a 9-1 overall record and is 6-1 in the Big Ten. The Wolverines are ranked No. 6 in the College Football Playoff Rankings, No. 7 in the AFCA Coaches Poll, and No. 8 in the Associated Press media poll. The Wolverines
Team/Unit Stats
• Every offensive skill player has set career bests for game and season highs this fall; the only player who did not achieve this feat was WR Ronnie Bell who was injured and lost for the season in the opener • The offense lists top 30 in nine major categories: tackles for loss allowed (1st), sacks allowed (4th), turnovers lost (10th), rushing offense (13th), interceptions (14th), red zone offense (16th), fumbles lost (23rd), scoring offense (25th), total offense (30th) U-M has faced 6 of the top 50 scoring defenses, 4 of the top 50 total defenses, 4 of the top 50 rushing defenses and 9 of the top 65 passing defenses (including #1 Washington and #2 Wisconsin–registering big victories against both teams). • The Wolverines are averaging 442.4 yards of offense per game, gaining 225.1 yards on the ground and 217.3 passing yards per contest • U-M has run 708 plays and gained 4,424 yards for an average of 6.2 yards per play • The Wolverines have gained more than 450 yards of offense in five contests and produced 500-plus yards of total offense three times • The passing game has surpassed 200 yards in seven games, including a season-high 406 yards at Michigan State • U-M has carried the ball 437 times for 2,251 yards and scored 25 rushing touchdowns; surpassed the 200-yard mark in five contests and gained 300 yards rushing in three contests • Michigan leads the nation in fewest tackles for loss allowed per game (2.3 avg.) and is fourth in fewest sacks allowed (0.8 avg.) • Michigan is second in the Big Ten and 25th nationally in scoring at 34.7 points per game; scored 347 points – 41 TDs and 21 FGs • The Wolverines have tallied points in 34 of the 40 quarters played so far this season, and reached double digits in points scored in 16 quarters • The offense has scored on 43-of-47 trips (91.5%) inside the red zone this fall, ranking second in the Big Ten and 16th nationally • The team’s only failed conversions came at the goal line against Washington as a fourth-down play from the one was upheld upon review by the officials, another on a fumble and twice on kneel-downs to close out victories • Michigan has turned the ball over just eight times, 4 fumbles and 4 interceptions, with three of those miscues coming when the reserves played late in contests. • Michigan’s offense has produced 49 plays of 20-plus yards (29 passing, 20 rushing) this fall • The offense has already produced nine scoring plays over 50 yards: 5 passing and 4 rushing • 15 Wolverines have contributed at least one offensive play over 20 yards • Michigan has been one of the top teams in college football in time of possession, listing third in the Big Ten and 11th in the NCAA (32:41 avg.) • The Wolverines have won the time of possession battle in eight of the 10 games; dominated the time of possession in five of the last six games, possessing the ball for more than 32:36 in each of those five contests OFFENSE IN THE 2021 RANKINGS Category Statistic NCAA Big Ten Scoring Offense 34.7 avg. 252 Total Offense 442.4 avg.304 Rushing Offense225.1 avg.132 Passing Offense217.3 avg. 777 Yards Per Comp.12.86 avg.455 Pass Efficiency145.03 rating486 Sacks Allowed0.80 avg.41 TFLs Allowed2.30 avg.11 First Downs221 total464 Completion Pct.62.4%565 3rd-Down Conv.43.8%364 4th-Down Conv.63.2% 384 Red Zone Offense 91.5% 162 Turnovers Lost 8 total 101 Interceptions 4 total 142 Fumbles Lost 4 total 234 Individual Category Statistic NCAA Big Ten B. Corum, All-Purpose135.44 avg.163B . Corum, Points Resp.7.3 avg.16316 B. Corum, Yards/Carry5.98 avg.204 B. Corum, Rushing TDs10 total335 B. Corum, Rushing Yards86.4 avg.407 B. Corum, Scoring7.3 avg.709 B. Corum, Total TDs11 total324 B. Corum, Total Offense86.4 avg.16119 H. Haskins, All-Purpose107.40 avg.628 H. Haskins, Points Resp.6.6 avg.19822 H. Haskins, Yards/Carry5.03 avg.718 H. Haskins, Rushing TDs11 total234 H. Haskins, Rushing Yards98.5 avg.224 H. Haskins, Scoring6.6 avg.10114 H. Haskins, Total TDs11 total324 H. Haskins, Total Offense98.5 avg.14016 C. Johnson, Yards/Rec.16.67 avg.575 C. Johnson, Rec. TDs3 total17017 C. Johnson, Receiving Yards50.0 avg.15914 C. McNamara, Comp.62.9%586 C. McNamara, Comp.14.90 avg.818 C. McNamara, Pass Effic.144.6 rating586 C. McNamara, Passing TDs12 total747 C. McNamara, Passing188.3 avg.797 C. McNamara, Yards/Comp.12.64 avg.495 C. McNamara, Yards/Att.7.95 avg.525 C. McNamara, Total Offense188.7 avg.877C . McNamara, Points Resp.8.0 avg.12712
Individual Player Stats
• Every offensive skill player has set career bests for game and season highs this fall; the only player who did not achieve this feat was WR Ronnie Bell who was injured and lost for the season in the opener • Michigan’s most experienced offensive lineman entered the year with eight career starts (Andrew Stueber). Due to injuries, Michigan has played four different starting offensive line combinations this fall but still ranks among the nation’s best in rushing offense, total offense, scoring offense and fewest sacks allowed and fewest tackles for loss allowed. Michigan had five players named to watch lists for national awards: WR Ronnie Bell (Biletnikoff; injured in opener and lost for the season), RB Blake Corum (Maxwell/Hornung/Doak Walker awards), RB Hassan Haskins (Doak Walker award), OL Chuck Filiaga (Polynesian award), C Andrew Vastardis (Burlsworth/Senior CLASS/AFCA Good Works).