Michigan football will need an interim head coach for three games this season and we discuss who it will be…once again.
For a minute, we thought that Michigan football would have head coach Jim Harbaugh available for this season, until the University self-imposed a three-game ban.
There are plenty of debates about whether it’s a good or bad idea. My stance is that if the NCAA accepts that as a penalty, then it will be a wise move. It’s better for Michigan football and Harbaugh to put this silly issue behind them.
And long term, the non-conference schedule is a lot tougher in 2024, than it is in 2023. Not that Michigan should be making these decisions based on the schedule. You can’t overlook anyone.
But with Texas coming to Ann Arbor next fall, it would be nice to have Harbaugh and this issue behind him. Also, for the love of everything holy, please give the man the extension he deserves.
Now, to the next question Michigan football must answer: Who will be the interim head coach?
The best candidates for Michigan football interim head coach
We went through this earlier this summer. I pointed out a couple of names and the list hasn’t really changed. I actually like Jay Harbaugh to be the interim head coach.
Mike Hart is another logical choice. The running backs coach is also the run-game coordinator and with Sherrone Moore missing the first game against East Carolina too, because of his one-game suspension, maybe Hart will have a bigger role in play calling.
Harbaugh already coaches special teams and works with the entire team. It’s a natural fit for me, but I think Hart would be great too.
Honestly, it doesn’t really matter. I’d say Moore is the perfect choice, but unless Michigan is going to have him coach the next two games after the suspension, he’ll probably just stick to OC.