Sherrone Moore will be the new head coach of the Michigan Wolverines as the NCAA side and national champions deal with the fall out of Jim Harbaugh‘s sudden departure to greener pastures in the NFL as he joined the Los Angles Chargers on January 24.
It closes the saga of what the organization would do to replace the talented coach, who guided them to a 15-0 record in the championship season during which he was credited with 12 wins.
The wins included victory in the Big Ten Championship over Iowa, the 27-20 triumph over Alabama in the Rose Bowl and the 34-13 win over the Washington Huskies in the CFB National Championship game on January 8.
They responded by promoting Moore, who served as the offensive coordinator/offensive line coach, as per Adam Schefter of ESPN, who has prior experience as a head coach. Moore stood-in for four games in the 2023 season as Harbaugh served suspension, and he won all four, showing decent potential.
Moore has been hired on a five-year salary worth a base-pay of $500,000 per season whilst he will earn $5m in compensation in his first year. His salary is expected to increase by 2% per year he remains in charge and he can earn an extra $3.5m in bonuses.
He becomes the first black football head coach in the history of the Wolverines, to hold a permanent position.
“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 Michigan for the past 144 years.
“Our standards will not change. We will be a smart, tough, dependable, relentless, and enthusiastic championship-level team that loves football and plays with passion for the game, the winged helmet and each other.”