ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan hired Sherrone Moore Friday to replace coach Jim Harbaugh, giving the 37-year-old offensive coordinator the opportunity to lead college football’s winningest program.
The school made the decision two days after Harbaugh decided to lead the Los Angeles Chargers on a five-year contract that gives him another chance at a Super Bowl title.
Moore was 4-0, including wins over Ohio State and Penn State, while filling in for Harbaugh while serving two separate suspensions for potential NCAA rule violations during the 2023 season.
“You already get a glimpse of the shining star that he is,” Harbaugh said before beating Washington for the national championship last month. “He’s just phenomenal, so smart, he works so hard at it.”
Michigan’s offensive line has been among the nation’s best under Moore, helping the traditional power return to glory with a national title and three straight Big Ten championships.
Retaining Moore could help the Wolverines maintain some continuity in the post-Harbaugh area, with many of his assistants remaining on the team.
Moore joined Harbaugh’s staff in 2018 as tight ends coach at the recommendation of Dan Enos, who spent about six weeks after the 2017 season as a member of Harbaugh’s staff before leaving to become assistant from Alabama.
Moore was promoted to offensive line coach and co-offensive coordinator in 2021, the season in which the Wolverines rebounded from a pandemic-shortened 2-4 season.
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