Michigan selects acting head coach in absence of Jim Harbaugh
Jim Harbaugh has been suspended for the rest of the regular season by the Big Ten due to NCAA’s investigation into No. 3 Michigan on the allegations of in-person scouting of other teams and illicit sign stealing.
In the wake of that decision which the program unsuccessfully motioned for a temporary restraining order, offensive coordinator Sherrone Moore will once again serve as acting head coach beginning with Saturday’s contest at No. 10 Penn State.
Offensive coordinator Sherrone Moore will serve as Michigan’s acting head coach today if Jim Harbaugh’s motion for a temporary restraining order is not granted before kickoff. pic.twitter.com/wxqvc33Of5
— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) November 11, 2023
The 37-year-old Moore began on Michigan’s staff in 2018 as a tight ends coach before working his way up to sole offensive coordinator this season. Moore played collegiately as an offensive guard at Oklahoma in 2006-07.
ESPN BET is now live in Michigan
Use promo code SATURDAY to get your $250 bonus
Moore recently served as acting head coach during Michigan’s victory vs. Bowling Green which was part of Harbaugh’s suspension as a self-imposed punishment for recruiting infractions.
This game will be crucial to the Big Ten standings as Michigan is tied for first with Ohio State, while Penn State is second in the conference. The winner will have an inside track to the Big Ten title game.
Michigan leads the all-time series 16-10 with 2 consecutive wins against Penn State. Michigan defeated Penn State 41-17 in last season’s matchup in Ann Arbor.
Michigan at Penn State is set for an 11 a.m. CT kickoff (FOX).