Sherrone Moore's hire is perfect for Michigan football

Sherrone Moore is the perfect hire for Michigan football which was smart to act quickly.
Michigan acting head coach Sherrone Moore watches a replay during the first half against Ohio State
Michigan acting head coach Sherrone Moore watches a replay during the first half against Ohio State / Junfu Han / USA TODAY NETWORK

Michigan football acted quickly following the departure of head coach Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines needed to do just that on Friday night as they officially announced Sherrone Moore as the 21st Michigan football head coach.

Moore proved he was up to the task this past season. He served four games as the acting head coach and was incredibly steady leading the ship when Jim Harbaugh was suspended for three games due to the sign-gate probe.

Moore led Michigan football to a pair of top-10 wins. The Wolverines also won the Joe Moore Award in 2021 and 2022 thanks to the coaching of Moore. Many thought it was a mistake when Harbaugh made him the offensive line coach in 2021. Some might think this is a mistake, but I'm confident that Moore will prove his doubters wrong once again.

Jim Harbaugh met with the team on Friday and said his goodbye, even though he said this wasn't going to be a goodbye. He said he wants the Chargers to be Michigan West. You know he wants the best for Michigan football and he advocated for Moore.

There has been talk of Harbaugh taking Jesse Minter and Jay Harbaugh with him. Some have mentioned Ben Herbert, the strength coach too, but Chris Balas and Sam Webb are each reporting that Herbert is going to stay which would be huge.

Strength coaches don't make as much in the NFL and Herbert, who is the assistant head coach, wouldn't have the same impact. He definitely wouldn't have the leadership role that he does at Michigan and when you talk about culture, it seems to me that Herbert was as important as anyone, even Moore and Harbaugh himself.

In short, I'm glad Michigan football acted quickly. It tells me that the Wolverines understand what's at stake. Keeping the roster intact is essential, with Moore in place, plus others like Herbert, that should be much easier to do.


Yes, it hurts to lose Jim Harbaugh, the greatest head coach Michigan football has ever had. But the Wolverines are set up for success and Moore was the perfect choice to replace Jim Harbaugh.