Michigan to turn coaches during Harbaugh ban

  • Tom VanHaaren, ESPN Personnel WriterAug 24, 2023, 07:12 PM ET


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    • Joined ESPN in 2011
    • Graduated from Central Michigan

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh revealed Thursday that four assistants will deal with game-day training responsibilities during his three-game suspension to begin the season.Defensive planner

Jesse Minter will work as game-day coach against East Carolina on Sept. 2, special groups coordinator Jay Harbaugh and running backs coach Mike Hart will divide duties against UNLV on Sept. 9 with each coaching a half and offending planner Sherrone Moore will deal with the role versus Bowling Green on Sept. 16. Editor’s Picks 2 Related”I’m certain that all will be impressed with the 4 coaches’capability to direct and

manage the game,”Jim Harbaugh said in a statement. “It’s been well documented that we have an extremely skilled training staff and I believe that all 10 assistant coaches will be head coaches in the future. They are all capable of leading a team at an elite level.”I know that everyone will handle their responsibilities and help our players to be the very best variation of themselves on and off the field this fall and beyond.” Michigan self-imposed the three-game suspension for Harbaugh in response to the NCAA’s investigation of alleged recruiting infractions throughout the COVID-19 dead duration and Harbaugh not cooperating with the NCAA. The school had actually worked out an agreement with the NCAA on a four-game suspension, however the NCAA’s violations committee declined that settlement.Michigan then enforced the three-game suspension to assist soften the blow of any possible penalty from the NCAA, which likely would be available in 2024. Although Harbaugh won’t be enabled to

coach the team in games, he will have the ability to coach during the week and exist in the centers outside of game days.

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