ANN ARBOR — Michigan will be down one assistant coach as it prepares to take on Florida at the Peach Bowl with Jim McElwain being formally introduced as Central Michigan’s head football coach on Monday. Speaking to reporters in a teleconference on Sunday, U-M head coach Jim Harbaugh confirmed that McElwain will not coach the position during the bowl game and that offensive analyst Ben McDaniels will be the interim assistant until a replacement is found.
Wolverines’ sophomore Donovan Peoples-Jones, who saw an uptick in output under McElwain’s tutelage, met with reporters on Monday to discuss the upcoming bowl game. He credited McElwain with the growth he displayed on the field this season.
“I think he helped us a lot,” Peoples-Jones said of McElwain. “Just with our production. With him not being here last year and with him being here this year, I think we increased our production. I’m not sure what the numbers were. It was fun playing with him. I’m excited for him and I’m excited to see what he could do.”
For more on what Peoples-Jones said to the media, check out the video embedded above.