Jesse Minter had his turn as Michigan’s interim coach Saturday, filling in for suspended head coach Jim Harbaugh against East Carolina. Minter will fall back into the usual defensive coordinator role next week, but his time leading the team went as smoothly as possible in Week 1.

When it was all said and done, the Wolverines walked away as 30-3 winners over the Pirates in a dominant performance. If not for a timeout and last-second field, Michigan would have registered a shutout in the win.

After the game, linebacker Junior Colson was asked about Minter’s time as the head coach. Colson admitted it’s a role Minter is prepared and meant for, and he also said he wanted to secure the shutout for his DC.0

“I’m happy for him, I love that man to death,” Colson said about the interim coaching job of Minter. “He’s been a great guy on our defense, a great guy as a leader. He took that role just in stride, he’s meant for that role. I wanted that shutout for him man.”

While the shutout would have been a nice feather in the cap of Minter, it’s hard to complain about how the game went under his direction. Colson delivered 5 tackles in the game and led Michigan with 2 TFL.