Many Michigan Wolverines fans were nervous when the rumors of Jim Harbaugh leaving started to become real. A coaching change in college football can cripple a program as players leave once the coach who recruited them does. However, this has not happened as of this moment. Brad Shepard of Bleacher Report declared the Wolverines as one of the big winners of National Signing Day.
Michigan Wolverines Big Winners Of National Signing Day
There is still time for players to decide, but as of this moment, only two players have left the program due to Harbaugh leaving. Reserve defensive lineman Reece Atteberry and offensive lineman Noah Stewart are the only ones to leave. These are hardly crippling losses. Recruits haven’t decommitted either. According to 247, the Wolverines still hold the 16th ranked class in 2024. Most importantly, four-star quarterback Jadyn Davis seems to be staying.
Smart Moves By The School
Hiring Sherrone Moore was a home run. It keeps continuity within the staff, and many of the players got behind Moore when Harbaugh was suspended for three games. Wink Martindale is reportedly the new defensive coordinator, and he brings NFL experience and connections. For those who were hoping for Michigan’s downfall, it hasn’t happened yet and might not at all.
Can the Michigan Wolverines win a fourth straight Big Ten title? It is going to be a tough task as games against Texas, USC, Oregon, and Ohio State are all on the schedule. However, don’t sleep on this team. They may surprise some people in 2024.