From Jim Harbaugh to Sherrone Moore, Michigan Football isn't going anywhere

The demise of Michigan football because of the loss of Jim Harbaugh is being greatly exaggerated and new coach in waiting Sherrone Moore has the results to prove it.
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To those who are reveling in the losses of Michigan football since winning the national championship just weeks ago, you may want to rethink your stance on that.

Yes, its most important pieces are leaving, but the cupboard is far from bare and it's still only in the infant stages of the offseason process.

There will be no more Jim Harbaugh, J.J. McCarthy, Blake Corum, and so on. There is however Donovan Edwards, Colston Loveland, Will Johnson and the coach who already won at Penn State and beat the Buckeyes in his first try. Sherrone Moore wasn't born and bred with Michigan football like Harbaugh, but he has embraced it and the masses will embrace him in return once the inevitable becomes official.

Harbaugh undeniably left the program in a far better place then when he took it over. Moore just has to keep the engines roaring with Texas, USC, Michigan State and Oregon coming to the Big house in 2024, not to mention his first trip to Columbus as the presumable man in charge. Thanks to the unnecessary suspensions of Harbaugh, Moore has been groomed for this moment.

When Harbaugh hired Moore nearly six years ago today, little did anyone know what a meteoric rise he would have to coaching stardom. He found his calling as the offensive line coach by developing the best line in America two years in a row. He then made people forget about Josh Gattis like he was yesterday's trash.

Moore could and should have easily won the Broyles award for what he accomplished in 2023. Phil Parker is a great defensive coordinator, but Parker finally earned the praise in the twilight of his career. Moore is just getting started and is only on the verge of 38. When it becomes official he'll be one of the youngest coaches in college football today.

The pressure on Moore will be intense from a rabid fanbase who wants to repeat. A boatload of things will change between now and August 31, so nothing will be finalized regarding the roster and staff until then. Jesse Minter is expected to go to L.A. with Harbaugh, so there is likely going to be new coordinators on both sides of the ball. The good news is that they are probably already on the staff.

In the meantime there is no reason to interview anyone else for what is going to be a forgone conclusion. Moore is as ready as he is ever going to be and for those that are uncertain on him, would you rather start over with a Brian Kelly, Mike Gundy, or Dabo Sweeney? If you can't be thrilled for Harbaugh and Moore now, then you never will.

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With all the chaos that has surrounded this program from the beginning of the season to now, Michigan football will always be remembered in 2023 as the undisputed national champions. That's thanks in large part to a pair of Michigan men, who will live in Wolverine infamy forever, Jim Harbaugh and the soon-to-be 21st head coach in 150 years, Sherrone Moore.