Michigan Football players react to Sherrone Moore hire
The University of Michigan football program ushers in a new era under the leadership of Sherrone Moore. Recently named the 21st head coach in Michigan's storied history, Moore takes the reins from Jim Harbaugh, now at the helm of the Los Angeles Chargers. As the Wolverines embrace this significant transition, the players' reactions offer a glimpse into the team's future under Moore's guidance.
Why it Matters
Moore's rapport with the team, showcased during his tenure as offensive coordinator, positions him as a familiar and respected figure ready to lead Michigan's charge. The Michigan Insider gathered insights from several key players who are poised to be pivotal in shaping the 2024 Wolverines, a team looking to defend its national championship title under Moore's leadership.
Team's Perspective on Leadership Change
Here is what some of the Wolverines players said about Sherrone Moore taking over for Jim Harbaugh. (Note: All quotes via The Michigan Insider)
- Colston Loveland: “The way he took control against Penn State there. He was called upon late and he took control of the game, won the game. Huge for it.”
- Kenneth Grant: “He’s a players’ coach. He knows how to adapt to his players. He’s a great coach who’s smart, he’s good in the run game and the pass game. He’s just a good coach in general.”
- Mason Graham: “I feel like he’s been ready for this moment. Everyone expected him to be in this position after this year if Coach Harbaugh were to leave. I think he’s the right guy for the job.”
- Will Johnson: “I’m happy for him. Happy he was able to get the job. I know this is what he’s been looking forward to. I think he’s great for the job. He’s been in the program; he knows the culture and what it takes. I think it’s a great fit.”
- Greg Crippen: “I’ve had a lot of experience with Coach Moore. He’s a great guy, great coach. There isn’t any other coach in the country I’d rather it be than him. He knows how it works at Michigan, the standard that we work at and work through every day. Coach Harbaugh set the standard here and Coach Moore knows it. We don’t want to change it.”
The Big Picture: Embracing Change and Continuity
These players' insights reflect a team ready to embrace change while maintaining the legacy established by their predecessors. The unanimous support for Moore as head coach signifies a seamless transition and indicates that the Wolverines are poised to continue their winning ways. Moore's appointment promises to uphold the high standards and culture of excellence that Michigan football has always been known for.
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The Bottom Line – Unwavering Support for Moore
The enthusiastic and unanimous support for Sherrone Moore from the Michigan football players is a clear indicator of his effectiveness as a coach and leader. Their confidence in his abilities and their respect for his coaching style suggest that the Wolverines are in capable hands. As Moore steps into his new role, the team's readiness to follow his lead is a positive sign for the future of Michigan football.