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Michigan Football Coaching Staff Is Ready For Anything

With or without Jim Harbaugh, Sherrone Moore and the Michigan football coaching staff is ready to face Maryland this weekend.



Michigan football QB JJ McCarthy and his coach, Jim Harbaugh,
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ANN ARBOR, Mich. — In two days, the No. 3 Wolverines (10-0, 7-0 Big Ten) will face the Maryland Terrapins (6-4, 3-4) on the road in College Park, MD. For the time being, 9th-year head coach Jim Harbaugh is still suspended by the Big Ten Conference pending tomorrow’s court hearing in Washtenaw County; that said, Sherrone Moore and the Michigan football coaching staff stepped up in a big way last weekend and are prepared to do more of the same this week.

Michigan football coaching staff may be without Jim Harbaugh against Maryland and Ohio State

Michigan football has a Big Ten road game, which could be win No. 11 of the season and No. 1,000 all-time in program history, yet all anyone can talk about is Jim Harbaugh. Why? Well, despite not having due process or proof that ties Harbaugh to Connor Stalions’ sign-stealing scandal, the Big Ten Conference has suspended Michigan’s head coach for the rest of the 2023 regular season, including coming matchups against Maryland and No. 2 Ohio State.

Still, last weekend, the team proved that — even without Jim Harbaugh being on the sidelines — the Michigan football coaching staff has this team in good hands. With offensive coordinator Sherrone Moore at the helm against a top-10 Penn State team in Happy Valley last weekend, the Wolverines dominated the line of scrimmage en route to a 24-15 victory all said and done.

Sherrone Moore and the Wolverines are prepped for whatever may happen with court hearing against the Big Ten Conference

Yesterday, we heard from Moore, who says that the entire staff and players all want Jim Harbaugh back as soon as this weekend; however, everyone is prepped and ready for whatever may happen in court tomorrow.

“No anxiety — we’re preparing and ready to go regardless of the outcome (of tomorrow’s hearing),” Michigan football coaching staff member Sherrone Moore said on Wednesday. “We’re gonna let that take care of itself. We all want (Jim Harbaugh) there, and we hope he is, but if he isn’t, we’ll operate at the highest level we can.”

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Sherrone Moore also added that Michigan football is using all of the negative outside noise as fuel right now (below).

If Michigan football beats Maryland on Saturday, it would be the program’s 1,000th all-time win — the first college football team to ever achieve the feat. Still, according to Moore, who is 2-0 as interim coach this fall, he would entirely credit Jim Harbaugh with the win, not himself (below).

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CJ has covered college athletics in paid roles for around five years, including numerous sports and beats. His most recent work revolves largely around Penn State and Michigan football and basketball as a member of the credentialed media at both schools. Right now, CJ writes for Blue by Ninety, where he also serves as the site's credentialed football reporter. He also does some credentialed basketball coverage. Previously, CJ has made stops with sites like GBMWolverine, Saturday Blitz, Steeler Nation, and more.