The brief college football drama surrounding coach Michael Johnson is over as he has officially joined the Oregon Ducks coaching staff.
Johnson will coach wide receivers and replaces the departed Jimmie Dougherty, who left for the same job at UCLA.
There was a bit of controversy surrounding Johnson when it was reported in February that he’d be coaching at Michigan, mainly because his son Michael Jr. is a top-rated quarterback prospect in the class of 2019.
However, that died down once it was reported nearly two weeks ago that he’d be joining Oregon instead.
His official addition completes the new Ducks coaching staff and he’s been promoting the program hard on Twitter in recent days.
Only real #ballers can understand this! #DoSomething! #GoDucks! ChasingGreatness! #SpeedKills! pic.twitter.com/WyrSDUa2uW— Mike Johnson (@WRCoachMJ) February 28, 2017
Johnson’s resume includes time as offensive coordinator for both the San Francisco 49ers and UCLA Bruins. He’s also worked in the NFL for the Atlanta Falcons, San Diego Chargers and Baltimore Ravens and at the high school level. Safe to say he’s been around the block.
He began his coaching career at Oregon State, but we’ll pretend that never happened.