Michigan Gives four assistant coaches a chance to become head coaches on game days over the course of three weeks Jim Harbaugh to serve self-imposed suspension by school for violating NCAA rules.
Michigan also announced Thursday that Harbaugh’s 84-year-old father, Jack, would be an assistant head coach against the third-ranked Wolverines. east carolina, unlv And bowling Green at home in September, and strength and conditioning coach Ben Herbert will add the position of associate head coach.
The school earlier this week handed Harbaugh a three-game suspension as he tries to get out of a possible NCAA penalty related to an investigation into inappropriate contact with recruits during the COVID-19 dead period.
Harbaugh will only miss the games, not the practices. In his absence, defensive coordinator Jesse Minter will serve as head coach in the September 2 opener against East Carolina.
The following week against UNLV, special teams coordinator Jay Harbaugh, Jim’s son, would take over head coaching duties in the first half and running backs coach and former Michigan star Mike Hart would take over in the second half.
Offensive coordinator Sharon Moore will be the acting head coach for Game 3 against Bowling Green.
“I’m sure everyone will be impressed by the four coaches’ ability to direct and manage the game,” Harbaugh said in a statement. “it [has] Well documented we have a very talented coaching staff and I believe all 10 assistant coaches will be head coaches in the near future.
“They’re all uniquely capable of leading a team at that level.”
Reporting by The Associated Press.
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