Saturday was a memorable day for Michigan football fans and it was a day that offered a glimpse into the future.
Jim Harbaugh is now in the NFL. He's the head coach of the Los Angeles Chargers and as all Michigan football fans should do, I wish him the absolute best. Go get that Super Bowl, Jim.
I'm sad to see Harbaugh leave. He was the greatest football coach the Wolverines have ever had. But I'm also excited about the future under Sherrone Moore and so is Harbaugh. After Moore was announced and introduced, Harbaugh offered his thoughts via AP reporter Larry Lage.
Harbaugh said of the new Michigan football head coach: "(Sherrone) is the only person I would want to do the job. I have 100 percent conviction that he will make us all very proud."
You can take the Harbaugh out of Michigan, but you'll never take the Michigan out of Harbaugh. He wants this program to succeed and outside of staying, he's done everything he can to put the Wolverines in a position to be successful, although he could stop trying to steal away Ben Herbert.
Harbaugh also talked about how Moore could have interviewed for the Northwestern head-coaching job this offseason and turned it down. Whether it was with Michigan football or another program, it was only a matter of time before he became a head coach, so good on the Wolverines for locking him up.
Moore has a five-year deal. It's worth $5.5 million per season and hopefully, Michigan football will be forced to renegotiate in a few years because Sherrone has had so much success. As Jim Harbaugh said, when talking about his time as acting head coach, and the wins over Ohio State and Penn State, "The proof is in the pudding."