Michigan football to-do list after Jim Harbaugh's NFL departure

Michigan football has to act quickly after the departure of Jim Harbaugh to the Chargers and here's the to-do list for the Wolverines.

Nov 25, 2023; Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA; Michigan Wolverines interim head coach Sherrone Moore talks
Nov 25, 2023; Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA; Michigan Wolverines interim head coach Sherrone Moore talks / Columbus Dispatch-USA TODAY Sports
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The thing Michigan football fans have been dreading finally came to pass on Wednesday, as Jim Harbaugh agreed to become the Los Angeles Chargers head coach.

It's not that big of a surprise and it's something that was coming eventually. I know people have seen that Michigan football upped its offer late, but I don't think it would have mattered. Harbaugh wanted to win a Super Bowl and Michigan couldn't offer him that.

Jim still loves Michigan and it sounds like he's doing what he can to help the Wolverines have a plan moving forward, which starts with hiring Sherrone Moore as the head coach.

That's expected to happen. But there is a seven-day waiting period. The job has been posted for that time according to state law. Looking ahead though, here are some of the things Michigan football has to get done in short order.

Get the waiver to get Sherrone Moore announced right away

Departments can apply for a waiver to have that seven-day job posting timeframe waived due to business needs and this would certainly seem to apply. The longer Michigan football waits to officially announce Moore, the more difficult it could be to prevent teams from poaching players.

Michigan players have 30 days to enter the transfer portal. The Wolverines need to survive that and the most important thing is getting Moore hired as soon as possible. Zak Zinter and other players offered their endorsement and it seems as if everyone is behind the current offensive coordinator.