As reported by the Associated Press (via ESPN), the former head coach of the University of Michigan, who is now set to assume the role of head coach for the Los Angeles Chargers, expressed his faith in Moore, recently appointed as the Wolverines’ head coach.
In a text message sent on Saturday, Harbaugh stated, “The only person I would want to do the job. I am 100% convinced that he will make us all very proud!!!”
Having been associated with Michigan in various capacities since 2017, Moore is gearing up for his inaugural stint as head coach in 2024, having gained valuable experience during the preceding season.
During 2023, Moore took charge as the Wolverines’ head coach in four games when Harbaugh faced suspensions on two separate occasions. The first suspension was related to alleged recruiting violations during the COVID-19 pandemic, while the second was linked to his alleged involvement in a sign-stealing controversy.
Moore successfully led the team to a 4-0 record in those games, securing noteworthy victories against Penn State and Ohio State. His adept handling of the interim role played a crucial role in securing the permanent head coaching position.
Moore faces the challenge of succeeding Harbaugh, who, in the shortened 2020 season, experienced only one losing season and achieved remarkable success, including three Big Ten titles, three College Football Playoff appearances, and a national title in the previous season.
Receiving an endorsement from Harbaugh on Saturday undoubtedly provides Moore with a boost of confidence as he embarks on this new chapter in his coaching journey.