Michigan football transfer window related to Jim Harbaugh is closed

Friday was an important day on the calendar for Michigan football as the Jim Harbaugh transfer portal window closed.

Jim Harbaugh is leaving Michigan to become head coach of the Los Angeles Chargers.
Jim Harbaugh is leaving Michigan to become head coach of the Los Angeles Chargers. / Melanie Maxwell / USA TODAY NETWORK

Friday was an important day in the Michigan football offseason as the transfer window that opened following the departure of head coach Jim Harbaugh to the Los Angeles Chargers has closed.

Michigan football fans were worried about a mass departure of players but after the hire of Sherrone Moore, the Wolverines have been able to keep the roster mostly intact.

Keon Sabb, a guy who would have played starter-level snaps in 2024, left for Alabama where he's more of a sure thing to start. At Michigan, he still would have been part of a rotation.

Sabb is the only loss though this offseason via the transfer portal. Will Johnson called out false rumors about him "transferring." He also has agreed to be in the EA Sports College Football 25 on an NIL deal to promote the game.

EA Sports has deals in place with Johnson and Donovan Edwards. That's a good sign that both players will be back and generally, you don't see as much movement during the spring transfer portal window.

Michigan still has to get through that 15-day period and you can bet that other teams desperate for NFL talent will come calling because the Wolverines are loaded again, especially on defense.

But as long as the Wolverines can keep Johnson, Rod Moore, Kenneth Grant, Mason Graham, and many more, this team will be much better than people expect.

And while there is a long way to go (spring ball and the 15-day window) it seems like Michigan football is still trending in the right direction under Sherrone Moore.