Sherrone Moore to Join Michigan Staff

Submitted by Seth on January 11th, 2018 at 9:52 PM

Via Evan Petzold, Central Michigan’s tight ends coach is leaving Mount Pleasant for Ann Arbor, probably for the same or similar position once the staff shakes out:

Moore was also CMU’s assistant head coach and recruiting coordinator last year. He’s young, like young enough that he’s in the recruiting databases as a player (he played offensive guard for Oklahoma from 2006-’07). Moore was a grad assistant with Louisville, where he got his master’s degree and first two years of TE coaching in, then joined Dan Enos at CMU in 2013.

CMU’s athletic department posted a mic’d up video of him last spring if you can glean things from clips of a guy coaching:

For those not keeping an assistant coach scorecard on them, here’s the offseason so far:

  • OUT: Greg Frey (OTs/TEs), Brian Smith (safeties)
  • IN: Dan Enos (OC), Al Washington (DL/LB), Sherrone Moore (TEs)

The “IN” guys have their previous positions given because jobs haven’t been handed out yet. With the 10th assistant position everyone gets this year Michigan could be done after some shuffling, though Pep/Enos/Drevno would be a lot of OCs for one kitchen.


Killer Khakis

January 11th, 2018 at 10:02 PM ^

Welcome to Michigan Coach Moore! Hopefully our TEs block better next year. While our TEs weren't bad this year, we regressed from years past. Had too many missed blocks and dropped passes. 


January 12th, 2018 at 7:56 AM ^

Right after the last play of the NC the announcers did a great breakdown of how Tua late looked on the safety of “sold with his eyes” he was throwing one way then threw another. Throughtout the season announcers also frequently broke down when JOK did not sell play with his eyes and instead stared his receivers down. It’s a very similar concept for WR/TE


January 11th, 2018 at 11:02 PM ^

Pass game coordinator/ wr’s coach—Enos
Running game coordinator/ol coach—Drevno
Tight ends coach—Sherrone Moore
Running backs—Jay Harbaugh

If Pep stays he will be pass game coordinator and Enos will be wr’s coach. Other spot? RB coach and move Jay to special teams? Another full time qb coach?


January 12th, 2018 at 12:09 AM ^

Here's a question for the MGoCoaches: is it wise to have a separate pass game coordinator and run game coordinator? How is this an advantage from an all-around OC?

I'm only rethinking this because last year our passing game blew hot monkey balls...and our running game kinda didn't.

Does a position coach like Moore have to teach pass concepts that clash with our run concepts if there's two different people?

Bigly yuge

January 12th, 2018 at 3:03 AM ^

For me personally, I have always hated the run game / pass game coordinator split. On one hand, focusing solely on one facet of an offense lightens the load and allows for more in depth focus to take place. It is helpful while prepping game plans as well. However, I have always liked the sole OC approach better for play calling continuity purposes, game plan cohesion, and for individual coaching methodology. Having two guys run an offense undoubtedly leads to multiple opinions on how certain things should be taught. I really hope Harbaugh dumps Pep, demotes Drevno, and goes out to land a high level college OC. But knowing Harbaugh, I won't hold my breath.


January 12th, 2018 at 12:15 AM ^

Jon--We've got this realy great coach, Pep Hamilton, and he has our quarterbacks playing fast and loose and totally confident and ready for anything. You got your Vince Lombardi and then there's Pep Hamilton right up there in that same categroy.

We sure hope you don't hire him to work with you at the Raiders, because that would gaurantee your trip to the Super Bowl next year, and we would just like totally miss him for sure.


January 12th, 2018 at 12:19 AM ^

Nice resume. Great recruiter. Let’s keep the state of Michigan’s best players home. Need coach Devin Bush Sr., for Florida. SEC look out...Big Ten’s sleeping giant is getting up to strike hard with stamina.


January 12th, 2018 at 12:25 AM ^

Glad Harbaugh got him to UM. I'd still like to see a good OC hire. Will not be impressed if Drevno is making up most ot the plays that Harbaugh will be calling. We need to be more creative with passing game to open up the run.


January 12th, 2018 at 8:13 AM ^

I'm telling you, if we go into next year with the same offensive coaching setup, it will be very difficult for me to approach the season with anything other than dread and worse, a Henri Otter of ennui attitude


January 12th, 2018 at 12:21 PM ^

Well, when it's the head coach's kid...and coaching and player development are more than just passing issues on the offensive side of the ball...???

I'm a big defender of Jim Harbaugh as a college football coach. However, here, I have an issue with him. I'm also "It's all about the players" and here they deserve better...because coaching is a huge difference-maker. At this point in time Michigan is on the outside looking in on the recruiting wars and superior coaching is their best (only?) shot at moving up that landscape. 


January 12th, 2018 at 8:47 AM ^

So... is it too late in the game to actually go out and land a high profile OC? I would think that by now, Michigan's OC is on staff. for the folks saying go out and get one, I would think all the great available ones are taken, no?