Michigan promotes Sherrone Moore to head coach

It didn’t take Michigan long to replace Jim Harbaugh — two days, in fact — as the national champion Wolverines announced the promotion of offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Sherrone Moore to head coach on Friday.Even before he left to take over the Los Angeles Chargers, Jim Harbaugh had been touting his prospective replacement at Michigan.Harbaugh said in the lead-up to the national championship game this month that Moore was ready to be a head coach, considering him “proven” based on a 4-0 record as interim coach that included wins at Penn State and over Ohio State during Harbaugh’s multiple 2023 suspensions.Michigan went 15-0, beating Washington in the College Football Playoff national championship two weeks ago to cap a bizarre and scandalous season during which Harbaugh served two suspensions for separate rules violations. He went 86-25 as Michigan’s head coach.Now the job belongs to Moore and it is an opportunity he has coveted.”I have been preparing my entire coaching career for this opportunity and I can’t think of a better place to be head coach than at the University of Michigan,” Moore said in a statement. “We will do everything each day as a TEAM to continue the legacy of championship football that has been played at the University of Michigan for the past 144 years. Our standards will not change. We will be a tough, physical, disciplined, hungry, championship-level team that loves football and plays with passion for the game, the winged helmet and each other.”We will also continue to achieve excellence off the field, in the classroom and in our communities. I am excited to start working in this new role with our players, coaches and staff.”Athletic director Warde Manuel was impressed with how Moore handled things during his head-coaching opportunities this past season.”Sherrone has proven to be a great leader for our football program, especially the offensive line and players on the offensive side of the football,” Manuel said. “He is a dynamic, fierce and competitive individual who gets the best out of the players he mentors. The players love playing for him and being with him in the building every day.