Charley Molnar has left to become the new head coach at UMass. The coaching tree has come up with the following potential replacements:
Scot Loeffler - Temple Offensive Coordinator
- Graduate assistant at Michigan in 1998 and '99. He worked with Mike Elston in '99 when Elston was also a GA for the Wolverines.
- Played QB at Michigan from 1993-95 and stayed on as a student assistant in 1996 and '97. One of his teammates was Mike Elston, who played LB for the Wolverines from 1993-96.
Matt LaFleur - Washington Redskins Quarterbacks Coach
- Offensive assistant coach at Central Michigan in 2004 and '05, where he worked on staff with Brian Kelly, Bob Diaco, and Mike Elston.
Jeff Brohm - Illinois Quarterbacks Coach
- Assistant head coach at Louisville in 2007 and became the offensive coordinator in '08. Tony Alford was also on that Louisville staff, where he coached running backs.
Greg Forest - ex-Buffalo Offensive Coordinator
- QB coach at Cincinnati from 2007-09 under Brian Kelly.
- RB coach at Central Michigan from 2004-06 under Kelly.
- WR coach at Grand Valley State from 1993-2003 under Kelly and OC Mike Denbrock
Other names in consideration: Mike Groh, Alabama; Chuck Long, Kansas; John DeFilippo, San Jose State.