Miami football had unusual arrangement with QB coach not OC

Nov 26, 2022; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 26, 2022; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports /

The departure of quarterbacks coach Frank Ponce from the Miami football program on Monday ended what was an unusual situation. In most college football programs the QBs coach is also the offensive coordinator. Miami OC Josh Gattis is the wide receiver coach. Miami’s ACC rivals have varying setups with their QB coaches.

Only four of the other 13 ACC football programs have their OC also coaching QBs. That goes against the standard thinking of the OC also coaching QBs. Several programs obviously now including Miami have not hired their full staffs for the 2023 season. Louisville is the only ACC program with a new head coach.

The Cardinals coaching staff will be interesting to watch. Louisville hired Jeff Brohm from Purdue to replace Scott Satterfield who left for Cincinnati. Brohm is a former Cardinals QB. Like Mario Cristobal is hands on with the Miami offensive line, expect Brohm to be heavily involved with the Louisville QBs.

No offensive staff is listed for Louisville yet. Several other ACC programs are or will be hiring new OCs and QB coaches for the 2023 season. One of the most notable was Robert Anae leaving Syracuse after one season to become the OC at North Carolina State. Anae was previously at Virginia.

ACC Offensive Coordinators, Quarterback and Wide Receiver coaches

Boston College

John McNulty-Offensive Coordinator
Steve Shimko-Quarterbacks
Darrell Wyatt-Wide Receivers


Garrett Riley-Assistant Coach, Offensive Coordinator, Quarterbacks
Tyler Grisha-Assistant Coach, Recruiting Coordinator, Wide Receivers
Kyle Richardson-Assistant Coach, Passing Game Coordinator, Tight Ends


Kevin Johns-Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
Zohn Burden-Assistant Coach/Pass Game Coordinator/Wide Receivers

Florida State

Alex Atkins-Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line Coach
Tony Tokarz-Quarterbacks Coach
Ron Dugans-Wide Receivers Coach

Georgia Tech

Chris Weinke-Quarterbacks




Josh Gattis-Offensive coordinator and WR coach

North Carolina 

Lonnie Galloway-Assistant Head Coach/Passing Game Coordinator/Wide Receivers

Chip Lindsey-Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks

North Carolina State

Robert Anae-Offensive Coordinator

Kurt Roper-Quarterbacks

Joker Phillips-Assistant Head Coach/Wide Receivers


Frank Cignetti Jr.–Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks

Tiquan Underwood-Wide Receivers / Passing Game Coordinator


Jason Beck-Offensive Coordinator

Michael Johnson-Outside Receivers

Marques Hagans-Associate Head Coach / Wide Receivers


Marques Hagans-Associate Head Coach / Wide Receivers

Des Kitchings-Offensive Coordinator/Tight Ends

Taylor Lamb-Quarterbacks

Virginia Tech

Tyler Bowen-Offensive Coordinator/Tight Ends Coach

Brad Glenn-Pass Game Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach

Fontel Mines-Offensive Recruiting Coordinator/Wide Receivers Coach

What will Miami football do at OC and QB coach?

Mario Cristobal has a few different directions he could go in to replace Ponce. There has been some speculation that Gattis could be replaced. If Gattis does not return to the Miami football program in 2023, Cristobal could choose to hire an OC who is the QB coach. That would necessitate hiring a separate WR coach.

Where Cristobal looks for the replacement for Ponce and potentiall Gattis will create more speculation. There are some interesting candidates within the ACC. If Cristobal taught us anything when he was hired its that the search for new coach(es) will be kept very private and potentially come from somewhere unexpected.

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When Gattis and defensive coordinator Kevin Steele were hired during the 2022 offseason the hired were praised. Miami underperformed defensively and offensively in 2023. Gattis won the Broyles Award as the best assistant coach in college football at Michigan in 2021. Cristobal has big decisions to make during the 2023 offseason,.,