Ben McDaniels named as quarterbacks coach
Written by Matt Pargoff   

The Wolverines’ off-season restructuring of the coaching staff took a major step on Tuesday. Michigan announced the elevation of former offensive analyst Ben McDaniels to the position of quarterback coach.

“Ben has been an excellent addition to our football staff, and we look forward to his elevated role as our quarterbacks coach this year,” said head coach Jim Harbaugh. “Ben is a talented, experienced coach who brings great knowledge and enthusiasm to our offensive coaching staff and the quarterback room. Michigan football appreciates the contributions that Ben and his wife, Kyle, as well as their children, Kinley and Brooks, have made and will continue to make as members of our University family.”

McDaniels served as wide receivers coach during Peach Bowl prep, and has worked at both positions during his coaching career. He served as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for Rutgers in 2015, coaching the quarterback position for the Denver Broncos in 2010. He also spent one season as an offensive assistant for the Broncos (2009), serving in the same capacity with the Tampa Bay Bucs (2012-13) and Chicago Bears (2016-17). McDaniels played quarterback in college at Kent State.

The news comes on the heels of word that Pep Hamilton would no longer continue as the teams passing game coordinator. That was an expected change after Michigan announced the hiring of former Alabama assistant Josh Gattis its new offensive coordinator.

 
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