Sherrone Moore's first staff at Michigan is starting to take shape. It hasn't been easy, with expected and unexpected departures changing the landscape of the coaching roster.
Defensive coordinator Jesse Minter and safeties coach Jay Harbaugh were expected losses, but defensive line coach Mike Elston and cornerbacks coach Steve Clinkscale heading to Los Angeles surprised people inside and outside the program.
Moore made the first major hire of what will be an all-new defensive staff by hiring defensive coordinator Don “Wink” Martindale.
All signs point to Moore finding his replacement for Elston in Wisconsin defensive line coach Greg Scruggs. Scruggs is expected in Ann Arbor on Monday, and he could join the staff in an official capacity soon.
With these additions, there are a number of paths Moore can take to round out his staff.
2024 Michigan football coaching staff
Head coach Sherrone Moore
Offensive coordinator/QB Kirk Campbell
Offensive line Grant Newsome
Tight ends Steve Casula
Running Backs VACANCY (Mike Hart)
Wide receivers Ron Bellamy
Defensive coordinator Wink Martindale
Defensive line Greg Scruggs
Special teams J.B. Brown
Michigan currently has four vacant coaching positions, but only three open staff positions, with J.B. Brown currently on the special teams staff. I have not mentioned Mike Hart as there is still uncertainty surrounding his status with the program. Ron Bellamy is currently the wide receivers coach, but he offers some potential flexibility for the future.
Because Martindale is a 'walking DC', he is not assigned a position group. This makes it much more likely that JB Brown will coach a position along with special teams, similar to Jay Harbaugh in recent seasons. It's possible another coach, new tight ends coach Steve Casula or Bellamy, could also help on special teams.
Bellamy's flexibility comes into play as he could return to coach wide receivers or potentially move to safety, the position group he was originally hired to coach. Brown could also coach safeties, but he could also replace Hart at running backs if he does indeed not return to Ann Arbor.
The next positions Michigan needs to hire are linebackers and cornerbacks. It's possible they could hire a cornerbacks coach who will also coach the safeties, but I think Brown will probably still assist. Asking a coach to take care of the entire secondary education seems like a tough task.
An early name to watch at corners is Toledo cornerbacks coach Corey Parker. Parker just coached CB Quinyon Mitchell at Toledo. Mitchell was one of the best cornerbacks in all of college football and is projected to be a first-round pick in the 2024 NFL Draft. A native of Detroit, Parker played college ball at Eastern and coached at Ann Arbor high schools before joining River Rouge led 13 seasons as head coach.
The linebacker coach has technically been open since Chris Partridge was fired late last year. Rick Minter, Jesse's father, coached the group for the remainder of the season, but was obviously not expected to return.
Names to watch at linebacker include former Michigan legends Roy Manning and Cato June. Manning was recently left off the USC coaching staff, while June spent the past two seasons as an assistant LB coach with the Indianapolis Colts. South Carolina linebackers coach Sterling Lucas has built a reputation as an elite recruiter for the Gamecocks, but he also spent five seasons with the Baltimore Ravens under new defensive coordinator Wink Martindale.
For the rest of the staff, Moore has options. The flexibility Bellamy and Brown provide allows Moore to hire the best coach available, whether it be running backs, wide receivers or safeties. Which begs the next biggest question: Will Mike Hart return?
If not, will Michigan turn to an internal option like Brown or current assistant director of player personnel Denard Robinson? If none of these three are the options, Moore will have to hire outside staff. But again, with some flexibility, Moore can pick the best coach available at multiple positions.
It's been a rocky start with many unknowns, but the hirings of Martindale and Scruggs create a path forward. With some encouraging hires at linebacker and cornerback and a strong third addition, the unknown future will be replaced with optimism and excitement.
Discuss this article with our community on our premium message boards
Not a subscriber to Maize & Blue Review? Sign up today to get access to the latest Michigan information M&BR has to offer
Watch the video content of Maize & Blue Review on Youtube
The mention sources can contact us to remove/changing this article
What Are The Main Benefits Of Comparing Car Insurance Quotes Online
LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / June 24, 2020, / Compare-autoinsurance.Org has launched a new blog post that presents the main benefits of comparing multiple car insurance quotes. For more info and free online quotes, please visit https://compare-autoinsurance.Org/the-advantages-of-comparing-prices-with-car-insurance-quotes-online/ The modern society has numerous technological advantages. One important advantage is the speed at which information is sent and received. With the help of the internet, the shopping habits of many persons have drastically changed. The car insurance industry hasn't remained untouched by these changes. On the internet, drivers can compare insurance prices and find out which sellers have the best offers. View photos The advantages of comparing online car insurance quotes are the following: Online quotes can be obtained from anywhere and at any time. Unlike physical insurance agencies, websites don't have a specific schedule and they are available at any time. Drivers that have busy working schedules, can compare quotes from anywhere and at any time, even at midnight. Multiple choices. Almost all insurance providers, no matter if they are well-known brands or just local insurers, have an online presence. Online quotes will allow policyholders the chance to discover multiple insurance companies and check their prices. Drivers are no longer required to get quotes from just a few known insurance companies. Also, local and regional insurers can provide lower insurance rates for the same services. Accurate insurance estimates. Online quotes can only be accurate if the customers provide accurate and real info about their car models and driving history. Lying about past driving incidents can make the price estimates to be lower, but when dealing with an insurance company lying to them is useless. Usually, insurance companies will do research about a potential customer before granting him coverage. Online quotes can be sorted easily. Although drivers are recommended to not choose a policy just based on its price, drivers can easily sort quotes by insurance price. Using brokerage websites will allow drivers to get quotes from multiple insurers, thus making the comparison faster and easier. For additional info, money-saving tips, and free car insurance quotes, visit https://compare-autoinsurance.Org/ Compare-autoinsurance.Org is an online provider of life, home, health, and auto insurance quotes. This website is unique because it does not simply stick to one kind of insurance provider, but brings the clients the best deals from many different online insurance carriers. In this way, clients have access to offers from multiple carriers all in one place: this website. On this site, customers have access to quotes for insurance plans from various agencies, such as local or nationwide agencies, brand names insurance companies, etc. "Online quotes can easily help drivers obtain better car insurance deals. All they have to do is to complete an online form with accurate and real info, then compare prices", said Russell Rabichev, Marketing Director of Internet Marketing Company. CONTACT: Company Name: Internet Marketing CompanyPerson for contact Name: Gurgu CPhone Number: (818) 359-3898Email: [email protected]: https://compare-autoinsurance.Org/ SOURCE: Compare-autoinsurance.Org View source version on accesswire.Com:https://www.Accesswire.Com/595055/What-Are-The-Main-Benefits-Of-Comparing-Car-Insurance-Quotes-Online View photos
to request, modification Contact us at Here or [email protected]
- Author of Bearbottom Men's Clothing Line Review: Comfortable and Stylish Essentials
- USF tackles environmental challenges through new initiative with Tampa Bay Wave and St. Petersburg Innovation District I USF News
- More than $400 million needed for Afghanistan to recover from October earthquake: UN | world News
- Donald Trump corrected by Laura Ingraham during town hall
- US vetoes UN Security Council resolution calling on Israel to implement ceasefire
- Hilary Swank suffered many 'sleepless nights' after welcoming twins | Entertainment
- Virginia Field Hockey | Virginia earns NFHCA Academic Honors
- Google launches Gemma, a new family of open AI models for developers
- Modi in Gujarat PM to inaugurate several development projects worth over Rs 48,000 crore February 22 latest updates India TV
- Indonesia issues regulation requiring digital platforms to pay media for content
- Renaissance star loved country music as a baby, dad reveals
- School dress codes promote discipline. But many black students see traces of racism 104.5 WOKV