Who Is Sherrone Moore? Jim Harbaugh Praises Shining Star

    Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh praised his offensive coordinator Sherrone Moore who could be up for a head coaching job in the near future.

    The Michigan Wolverines have gone through some ups and downs throughout the 2023-24 season but still came out as the No. 1 team heading into the national championship game against the Washington Huskies. Whether it was on offense, defense, or special teams the Wolverines have dominated through the season.

    One aspect that hasn’t been showcased as much is the offense and how their balanced attack has helped the team win games. The team’s offensive coordinator Sherrone Moore has been the catalyst for an offense that has played consistently well since 2021. Let’s dive into the career of Moore and all his success in his coaching career.

    Sherrone Moore Before the Offensive Coordinator Job

    Moore began his coaching career with Louisville as a graduate assistant from 2009 through the 2011 season. He would be promoted to tight end coach for the Cardinals for two more seasons.

    Central Michigan would be his destination as he landed in the same role as tight ends coach from 2014 through 2016.

    In 2017, Moore was promoted to assistant head coach and recruiting coordinator as well as tight end coach.

    Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh would bring in Moore as their tight end coach for three seasons. His work would get him promoted into a co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach.

    Moore’s Time as Offensive Coordinator at Michigan

    Moore worked with Josh Gattis as co-offensive coordinator in 2021 before Gattis left after the season to take over as the Miami Hurricanes offensive coordinator.

    2022 was Moore’s first season as sole offensive coordinator leading the team to a 13-1 record before losing in the College Football Playoff to TCU. The offense finished second in the Big Ten in total offense with 458.8 yards per game with the fifth-best rushing attack in the country with 238.9 rushing yards per game.

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    While 2023’s offense under Moore did not have as many yards as 2022, the offense still ranked 14th in the country in points per game with 36 and only had seven total turnovers all season. With Harbaugh also being suspended two separate times during the season, Moore served as interim head coach for four games.

    He won all four games despite only getting credit for the 31-6 win over Bowling Green at the beginning of the season. Moore helped the team win its last three games of the regular season including beating Ohio State.

    Harbaugh Praises Moore’s Bright Future

    During media day for the national championship, Harbaugh made time to praise his offensive coordinator understanding how good he has been coaching the offense and the team.

    “You’ve already got a glimpse of the shining star that he is. He’s just phenomenal, so smart, works so hard at it,” Harbaugh said. “And really, really composed.”

    “Something goes wrong, 3, 2, 1, let it go. He’s tremendous at that. Never better than he was in that 2-minute drive in the Rose Bowl & in overtime. Knew he had to call the game, the drive of his life, and he did. Saw the same thing when he’s coaching against Ohio State in the Big House.”

    “The same thing when he went to Penn State,” Harbaugh continued. “How about that? You gotta go to Penn State, you find out the day before the game, in addition to your offensive line coaching duties, your offensive coordinating play duties & your play-calling duties, you’re also going to make the head coach decisions as well.”

    “So Sherrone Moore, shining star. No doubt about it”

    It should be anticipated that Moore will be a big name in the offseason for head coaching jobs. Harbaugh might even get interest from the NFL in 2024 which could open the door for Moore to land the head coaching job at Michigan.

    Moore has proven to be a great recruiter runs a disciplined offense and is smart with his playcalling. Harbaugh was right on the money when saying he is a shining star and will be a head coach soon enough.

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