Miami Hurricanes News: Josh Gattis fired, Hoops at Pittsburgh

MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 03: Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 03: Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

The Miami Hurricanes football program issued a concise statement that Josh Gattis “has been relieved of his duties as offensive coordinator.” Speculation began immediately from almost every media site covering Miami about who the successor for Gattis could be. There was a consensus of OC candidates.

The consensus names to replace Gattis are former UNLV head coach Marcus Arroyo, passing game guru Joe Brady, former Miami assistant James Coley and Utah offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig. Arroyo should be considered one of the leading candidates as the former OC at Oregon under Mario Cristobal.

The Miami basketball team plays at Pittsburgh on Saturday. Miami is seeking its first winning streak since the calendar changed to 2023. The Hurricanes have alternated wins and losses in its last seven games. Miami enters the game on Saturday tied with the Panthers and North Carolina third in the ACC with a 7-3 record.

In addition to having to replace Gattis, the Miami Hurricanes lost quarterbacks coach Frank Ponce earlier this month. The expectation is Miami will go the more traditional route and hire an OC that is a QBs coach and a separate WR coach. Gattis was the Miami wide receiver coach in addition to being the OC.

Many if not most of the list of potential replacements for Gattis are behind paywalls. Frank Tucker and Marcus Benjamin have their own list on CanesCounty. Alex Donno discussed the potential Gattis replacements in the video above from Locked On Canes. There are going to be a lot of rumors about potential interviews for OC.

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Canes County reported on Friday night that Dan Mullen was in Coral Gables. The discussion about Mullen had social media from the Florida, Florida State and Miami football programs buzzing. The list will continue to evolve. The best guess here is that its Arroyo or Cristobal could potentially go outside the box for the new OC.