Dan Enos leaving Michigan to become Alabama's QB guru

Dan Enos, right, is leaving Michigan before coaching a single game and will instead join Alabama. (Getty)

Michigan assistant coach Dan Enos is leaving for Alabama, according to sources. Enos is expected to become the Crimson Tide’s associate head coach and quarterback coach, according to sources.

Enos’ move away from Michigan is surprising, as he was officially announced as being hired there on Jan. 8, and it was later identified that he’d coach wide receivers. Jim Harbaugh hired Enos as part of the puzzle to fix Michigan’s ailing offense, which finished No. 105 in total offense last year and No. 110 in passing offense. But Enos will be leaving Ann Arbor for Tuscaloosa, another bad turn for Michigan’s beleaguered offense.

At Alabama, Enos will be in charge of the most fascinating quarterback room in college football for the 2018 season. The Crimson Tide have both former SEC Player of the Year Jalen Hurts and College Football Playoff Title game hero Tua Tagovailoa. At halftime of Alabama’s game against Georgia, Tagovailoa entered the game with the Tide trailing 13-0 and led a scintillating comeback in a 26-23 victory.

That quarterback competition will make Alabama’s QB room the most scrutinized position group in college football next season.

Enos brings a strong offensive pedigree in pro-style systems. He’s the former head coach at Central Michigan, where he went 26-36 over five seasons. He served the last three years as Arkansas’ offensive coordinator. Enos oversaw the development of quarterback Brandon Allen and tailback Alex Collins and set numerous program marks over that time. Those included the Arkansas’ single-game SEC record with 661 total yards against Mississippi State in 2016 and the second most total yards in a season with 6,051 in 2015.

Enos has history with Saban, as they overlapped the 1987 season when Enos was a quarterback at Michigan State and Saban was an assistant coach.

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