Sherrone Moore among Michigan assistants expected to receive NCAA sanctions
Sherrone Moore is reportedly among those on Jim Harbaugh’s Michigan staff who are expected to receive some kind of sanction from the NCAA following an investigation into recruiting violations.
Harbaugh is expected to be suspended for 4 games this upcoming season as part of a negotiated resolution with the NCAA after he was accused of lying to NCAA investigators during an initial conversation about recruiting violations that took place during the COVID-induced dead period in 2020. Yahoo Sports’ Ross Dellenger reported on the resolution and expected suspensions on Tuesday.
According to his report, any suspension for Harbaugh still needs to be approved by the NCAA Committee on Infractions, which could take some time, but Dellenger also reported that Moore and tight ends coach Grant Newsome are expected to be hit with some kind of sanction from the NCAA.
Former U-M defensive coordinator Mike Macdonald was handed a 1-year show-cause by the NCAA. He’s now with the Baltimore Ravens.
Moore, the team’s offensive coordinator, seems like a likely interim option for the Wolverines if Harbaugh is indeed made unavailable. The first 4 games of the season are all at home — East Carolina, UNLV, Bowling Green, and Rutgers. The Wolverines’ fifth game is at Nebraska on Sept. 30.
In addition to coordinating the offense, Moore also coaches the offensive line. He’s entering his sixth season on staff. Newsome is in his second season as a full-time assistant after serving as a student assistant from 2018-19 and as a grad assistant from 2020-21.