ANN ARBOR, MI — The Michigan Wolverines have used a few crucial attributes over the past two seasons to bring home back-to-back Big Ten titles. Words like “grit, strength, determination,” and more can be used to describe the Michigan football team has a whole, and the Michigan offense in particular, which has physically willed itself to 25 wins over the team’s past 28 games. Heading into Sherrone Moore’s first season as full-time offensive coordinator, nothing about the Wolverines’ identity is going to change — in fact, 2023 Michigan football may be better than ever offensively.
Sherrone Moore doesn’t care about playing ‘pretty’ football
Just a few short months ago, the Michigan football program let go of Matt Weiss, the other half of Michigan’s co-offensive coordinator system which was implemented in 2022. Many were not upset about the move and believe that Weiss was holding the Wolverines back — in fact, they may have been correct — though in fairness to Weiss, Michigan finished his first season as the primary play-caller top-6 in scoring and total offense.
Now, heading into a new season, Sherrone Moore — a fan favorite — will be leading the 2023 Michigan football team into a season full of massive expectations. Moore is up to the task, and says he doesn’t care about what people think about his offense as long as they score points.
“Whatever we have to do to win,” Moore explained Tuesday afternoon in Schembechler Hall (per the Free Press). “We’re not going to value the opinion of people that don’t understand what we’re doing. We’re going to do whatever it takes to do to win in that game, whether it’s throw, pass, we’re going to do it. That’s the vision.”
Anything short of perfection may feel like a disappointment for 2023 Michigan football
It is not secret at this point that 2023 Michigan football has some incredible high expectations. The Maize and Blue are expected to finally take the next step — Michigan climbed their way into Big Ten title contention for two years in a row, though are yet to win a College Football Playoff game and remain without a national championship since 1997. Still, with many returning stars such as Blake Corum, Donovan Edwards, JJ McCarthy, and more, the Wolverines’ offense is better equipped to make a title run than we have ever seen before.
“There will probably be a game where we will run the ball more and people will be mad at us,” Moore said. “But if it helps us win, we will be OK with it,” Moore stated. “As far as play-calling duties last year, I’m not going to talk about the specifics, so good try,” Moore joked. “I was part of play-calling last year … but is it a little bit more work (now)? A little bit, but this is something I’ve been preparing for my whole life.”
On April 1st, UM fans will get their first look at the 2023 Michigan football team when the Wolverines take the field at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor for the program’s annual spring football game. Sherrone Moore and all of Michigan’s stars will be ready to put their talents on display ahead of the coming season, which is set to officially kickoff in early September.
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