“Love U Papa”: Zak Zinter Pours Emotions on Sherrone Moore’s New Role as He Fulfills OL’s Wish by Replacing HC Jim Harbaugh

Published 01/27/2024, 1:49 PM EST

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Jim Harbaugh has officially agreed to depart the Wolverines and take on the role of the Los Angeles Chargers’ new head coach. His tenure involved controversies, potential NCAA rule violations, and a remarkable feat of defeating Ohio State three times in a row. Remarkably, amidst the tumult, he sealed his departure with the crowning achievement of winning a national championship.

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Michigan has swiftly appointed Sherrone Moore, 37, as the new head football coach, succeeding Jim Harbaugh after his move to the Chargers. Moore, who previously served as offensive coordinator and offensive line coach, played a crucial role in Michigan’s recent national championship victory. His promotion reflects a seamless transition for the team, with numerous players voicing their support. 

Michigan offensive lineman voices his support for Moore

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After stepping in as head coach for four games last season amid a sign-stealing scandal, Sherrone Moore has officially become the 21st head coach in the history of the University of Michigan’s football program. Athletic director Warde Manuel praised Moore, stating, “He is a dynamic, fierce, and competitive individual who gets the best out of the players he mentors.”

Michigan Wolverines’ offensive lineman Zak Zinter who suffered a season-ending broken tibia and fibula during a game against Ohio State on November 25, 2023, took to platform X, cheering, What I say… no one deserves this more! Congrats! Love u papa.” Moore, a former offensive lineman at Oklahoma, joined Michigan in 2018 and worked his way up from tight end’s coach to earning play-calling duties. 

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Moore stands to earn bonuses of up to $3.5 million, including incentives such as $500,000 for clinching a conference championship and $1 million for securing a national championship. The buyout provision in his contract initiates at $5 million, diminishing by $1 million annually, and reaching $1 million in the contract’s concluding year. Notably, Moore, the former offensive coordinator and interim head coach for the Wolverines, etches his name in history as Michigan’s inaugural permanent Black football head coach. Well, it’s a good thing that his predecessor decided to head to the NFL, paving the way for him.

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Jim Harbaugh leaves Michigan for the Chargers 

Following a triumphant season that saw Michigan secure a Rose Bowl victory and ultimately clinch the national championship, Jim Harbaugh is set to make a highly anticipated return to the NFL. The Los Angeles Chargers officially announced the deal on Wednesday night, signaling the end of Harbaugh’s nine-year tenure with the Wolverines. During his time at Michigan, Harbaugh compiled an impressive 89-25 record, but not without controversy. He faced a suspension for recruiting violations at the start of the 2023 season and later received a Big Ten suspension for alleged sign stealing, impacting his availability for Michigan’s final three regular-season games.

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Before leading Michigan, Harbaugh made a significant impact in the NFL as the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers for four seasons. Under his guidance, the 49ers achieved a remarkable 44-19-1 record and made a notable appearance in Super Bowl 47. Harbaugh’s coaching journey also includes notable roles at the University of San Diego and Stanford University. His return to the NFL with the Los Angeles Chargers adds another chapter to his illustrious coaching career.

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