Anthony Herron identifies the most 'impactful' part of the Jim Harbaugh suspension
Michigan on Monday announced the program was self-imposing a 3-game suspension amid the NCAA investigation. Jim Harbaugh reportedly faces punishment from the NCAA over an investigation into possible recruiting violations and misleading the NCAA.
Harbaugh announced that 4 assistants would be coaching the team during his suspension. In the opener against East Carolina (Sept. 2), defensive coordinator Jesse Minter will be the head coach. Offensive coordinator Sherrone Moore be the head coach of the Bowling Green (Sept. 16). In the game against UNLV (Sept. 9), special teams coach Jay Harbaugh will coach the first half, and running backs coach Mike Hart will coach the second half.
With so many moving pieces, it could be an interesting first couple weeks, and Anthony Herron said on SiriusXM that all this craziness could effect a team with major national championship aspirations.
Herron said the fact that it won’t be only Harbaugh, that Moore won’t be there as well to start the season, “that to me feels impactful.”
Even without Jim Harbaugh, @UMichFootball should still be fine to start the season… right?@BigAntHerron tells @ESPN_Schick how missing your head coach could impact a championship-caliber season down the road. pic.twitter.com/MmoGvLGVTF
— College Sports on SiriusXM (@SXMCollege) August 23, 2023
“You want a season where you’re pursuing something great,” Herron said. “You want it to feel like everything is buttoned up, you want it to feel like there’s cohesion.”
Herron said while it shouldn’t be enough to make them lose an early game, the Wolverines could still find themselves in a weird situation early in the year when everyone isn’t on the same page.