Jim Harbaugh addresses Shemy Schembechler situation: ‘There are no sacred cows’

Jim Harbaugh spoke to the media on Thursday and he commented on the Shemy Schembechler situation.

On Thursday afternoon, Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh was asked to address the Schemy Schembechler situation, and he said, “It's not us.” Shemy, who is the son of legendary Wolverines head coach Bo Schembechler, resigned just three days after being hired to be Michigan's assistant recruiting director after it was discovered that he “liked” transphobic tweets, political conspiracies and various racially insensitive posts on Twitter.

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Key Points

  • Harbaugh addresses the Shemy situation, expressing disappointment and disapproval of offensive tweets and posts made by Shemy.
  • Harbaugh emphasizes that offensive mindsets are not welcome within the Michigan football program, highlighting the importance of maintaining a positive and inclusive environment.
  • Despite their long-standing relationship, Harbaugh makes it clear that no individual is exempt from consequences and that the program's values take precedence over personal connections.
  • U-M has moved on from the company they used to vet candidates on social media

Jim Harbaugh addresses Shemy Schembechler situation

Here is what Harbaugh had to say about the situation:

“Once we became aware of things that were just offensive, offensive to me, offensive to other members of our team, we just didn't want that mindset around,” Harbaugh said. It's disappointing. You know? I've know Shemy for a long time. But there are no sacred cows. It's now who we are. It's not us.

Harbaugh also added that the company that U-M uses to vet potential candidates on social media has been replaced.

Bottom Line: There are no sacred cows

In the wake of the Shemy situation, Harbaugh has made it abundantly clear that no one is above the principles and values that define the Wolverines football program. Addressing the offensive tweets and posts made by Shemy, Harbaugh expressed disappointment and disapproval, emphasizing that such mindsets have no place within their team. Despite their long-standing relationship, Harbaugh firmly stated that personal connections cannot supersede the program's commitment to inclusivity and respect.