A flurry of positive moves for Michigan football, Sherrone Moore

The new Michigan football head coach made a flurry of staff moves on Monday.
Michigan offensive coordinator Sherrone Moore arrives for the national championship game at NRG
Michigan offensive coordinator Sherrone Moore arrives for the national championship game at NRG / Junfu Han / USA TODAY NETWORK

Although there was a setback on Monday morning with the departure of Ben Herbert, the strength and conditioning coach, who is following Jim Harbaugh to the Chargers, Sherrone Moore was able to make a flurry of moves that should make Michigan football fans feel better.

The first on-staff move was made by Moore and Michigan football on Monday as Grant Newsome will reportedly take over as the offensive line coach.

This was the ideal scenario for Michigan football. Newsome has been the tight-ends coach for the past couple of seasons. He was a former U-M offensive lineman who had to retire due to medical issues, but Jim Harbaugh has been effusive with his praise and I wouldn't expect any drop-off in the play up front.

Newsome might not be as big a name as some of the assistant coaches, but he was one of the ones that you wanted to keep if you were Sherrone Moore, especially because it pertains to coaching the offensive line, which has been vital to Michigan's success.

Other Michigan football staff moves

Moore announced the addition of Justin Tress as the director of strength and conditioning. He served as the assistant under Ben Herbert and followed him to Michigan football from Arkansas. Certainly, Tress has a lot to live up in replacing Herbert, but an in-house hire makes sense.


Abigail Connor is a name that tons of Michigan football fans may not know, but she's been the director of performance nutrition and has done a great job. Her job goes hand in hand with Tress and while Jim Harbaugh wanted to hire her, Moore was able to keep her on staff, which was a win for the Wolverines.

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