We now have a third name linked to the final opening on the Michigan football coaching staff.
But you can apparently cross this one off the list.
Toledo assistant coach Brian Wright has taken himself out of the running for wide receivers coach on Jim Harbaugh’s staff, Bruce Feldman of Sports Illustrated reported Saturday night.
Am told #Toledo OC Brian Wright took his name out of the mix for the #Michigan asst job working with WRs (that Dan Enos left for Bama).. Former #UF HC Jim McElwain interviewed for that job and is a strong contender for that spot.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) February 11, 2018
Wright just wrapped up his second season as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Toledo.
Under Wright, the Rockets were the No. 1 offense in the Mid-American Conference in 2017, averaging more than 483 yards and 36.4 points per game.
Toledo went 11-3 and won the MAC championship. Wright was a nominee for the Broyles Award, which honors the top assistant coach in the Football Bowl Subdivision.
Prior to Toledo, Wright spent four seasons at Florida Atlantic, where he served as offensive coordinator, quarterbacks coach and interim head coach.
He also had stints at Montana State and Youngstown State, both Football Championship Subdivision programs, and Division II Walsh University.
Wright joined former Florida head coach Jim McElwain and LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron as potential replacements for the spot left vacant by Dan Enos.
Enos, hired by Michigan in mid-December as wide receivers coach, departed last month for Alabama.
McElwain, 55, “is a strong contender for that spot,” Feldman wrote Saturday.