The keys to the kingdom have been handed to Sherrone Moore, the new coach of Michigan.
The veteran Wolverines assistant will take over a program that just won its first national title since 1997. Granted, Michigan is prepared for a new era of Big Ten football, even though NCAA sanctions over claims of illegal in-person scouting or pandemic-era recruiting may still be pending.
Coach Jim Harbaugh, who left for the Los Angeles Chargers on Wednesday, is responsible for that. After taking over as the Wolverines’ official manager on Friday, Moore made a point of thanking Harbaugh for being a mentor to him.
“I would like to express my gratitude to Coach Harbaugh for his belief in me throughout the last six years and for helping me develop as a football coach,” Moore said in a statement. “I can’t think of a better place to be head coach than at the University of Michigan. I have been preparing my entire coaching career for this opportunity.”
Moore has made a point of praising Harbaugh before; on November 11, following Michigan’s victory over Penn State, he did so visibly.
Moore will face Fresno State on August 31 in his first game as the Wolverines’ full-time head coach.
OFFICIAL: Michigan Football Has It’s Next Head Coach
The 21st head coach of the University of Michigan football team has been formally announced by the school.
Since the Los Angeles Chargers announced Jim Harbaugh’s hiring, it has been anticipated, and it is now official. Sherrone Moore will be the 21st head coach of the University of Michigan football program in program history, the university announced on Friday night.
Over the previous two seasons, Moore served as Harbaugh’s offensive coordinator and second-in-command. In 2023, Moore covered for Harbaugh as head coach in four of the six games he missed due to suspension. Since joining the Chargers, Harbaugh has supported Moore as his successor, and the Wolverines’ locker room undoubtedly wanted the university to select a member of the program for the position.