The Future of Michigan's Coaching Staff: Challenges and Opportunities for New Head Coach Sherrone Moore

The Future of Michigan's Coaching Staff: Challenges and Opportunities for New Head Coach Sherrone Moore

Michigan Wolverines' head coach, Jim Harbaugh, is leaving his alma mater for the NFL. As expected, he is taking several of his assistants with him, particularly on the defensive side of the ball. This has raised concerns about the future of Michigan's coaching staff.

The athletic director, Warde Manuel, recently addressed this issue, emphasizing the positive side of the situation for the new head coach, Sherrone Moore. Manuel believes that this gives Moore an opportunity to rebuild the staff on the defensive side in his own vision. He expressed confidence in the people Moore is bringing on board.

Last season, Michigan had one of the top defenses in the country, which played a significant role in their success. They finished the season with the best total defense and scoring defense, allowing just 247 yards per game and 10.4 points per game, respectively.

So far, Harbaugh has brought secondary coach Steve Clinkscale, defensive line coach Mike Elston, and defensive coordinator Jesse Minter with him to the NFL. In addition, special teams coordinator Jay Harbaugh also left for the NFL. Moore has hired Wink Martindale as Michigan's next defensive coordinator.

Amid the coaching turnover, there have been concerns about the salary pool for assistants. However, Manuel dismissed this notion, clarifying that prior to Harbaugh's departure, he had already invested more in the salary pool for assistants. This investment remains with Moore and his coaching staff.

Furthermore, Moore faces the challenge of an ongoing NCAA investigation. He shared that they are aware of the investigation but are approaching it day by day. Moore believes in the innocence of the team and will continue to focus on their daily progress.

Despite the changes and challenges, Michigan football remains determined to move forward and continue their success on the field.

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